Ask the Expert

ORA-27140 error after creating another user

I am a newbie in Oracle. Recently, I did an installation of Oracle 10g on an AIX 10.2.0 machine using user 'oracle.' Everything was running fine using 'oracle' until I created another user, i.e., ora1 to login. I received the following error:
SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Sun May 8 15:04:43 2005
Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

ORA-27140: attach to post/wait facility failed
I have browsed other sites for help but still am not able to solve it.

    Requires Free Membership to View

After you installed Oracle, did you run the $ORACLE_HOME/ script as the root user? If after running this script, you still have a problem, then do the following:

ls -l oracle

Your permissions should appear as follows:

-rwsr-s--x 61M Jun 21 2005 oracle 

If not, then issue the following as 'oracle':

chmod 6751 oracle

This was first published in May 2006

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: