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Old 05-25-2007, 03:09 AM   #1
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Login Problem in GUI terminal


I am using LINUX REDHAT 4

PROBLEM 1:
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Whenever I try to login using user defined user from GUI terminal, the linux hangs and I have to restart.
But the root user is working properly in the GUI terminal and I can login using GUI terminal.

I could not figure out what is the problem.

PROBLEM 2:
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As we know that if we don't define the /tmp on different partition, the space for this folder is allocated under the '/'. So, remembering this, I deleted the partition that I alloacated for /tmp. And the problem is that whenever I try to install new software/programs, it gives the error that it could not allocate /tmp.

For example: Whenever I try to install oracle, the error message appears as:

Error in writing to directory /tmp. Oracle Universal Installer needs you to have permission in this area to install. Installation cannot continue. Please make sure TEMP is set to a valid writable directory.:Permission denied
Starting Oracle Universal Installer....

No pre-requisite checks foung in prapram.ini, no system pre-requisite checks will be executed
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:26 AM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

1) Can you please clarify what you mean by "the GUI terminal"?

2) Where did you mount /tmp to instead? Just deleting it doesn't
solve the issue, it brings it forward ...


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Old 05-25-2007, 03:59 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

1) Can you please clarify what you mean by "the GUI terminal"?

2) Where did you mount /tmp to instead? Just deleting it doesn't
solve the issue, it brings it forward ...


Cheers,
Tink
Here,

1. GUI terminal means the terminal that we get using CTRL+ALT+F7

2.After deleting the /tmp,i have not mounted it anywhere as i thought it would be mounted automatically. If the mount should be specified then please quote how to mount the /tmp.

Thanking you.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 04:04 AM   #4
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Just a guess for (1), but do the home directories for the users you defined exist (ie /home/username)?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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Re 2: do you actually have a /tmp dir anywhere now?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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And in addition to chrism01's post (I'm not going to remove my
/tmp to test this, but I guess it's feasible): I'd say that if
you don't have a /tmp any longer the oridinary users can't get
into their session because of this; and root can, because for
him the session manager can write the temp files ANYWHERE.

Recreate /tmp, mount it to a different partition if you're worried.
I can assure you that oracle *won't* install w/o it.


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Old 05-25-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
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Quote:
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And in addition to chrism01's post (I'm not going to remove my
/tmp to test this, but I guess it's feasible): I'd say that if
you don't have a /tmp any longer the oridinary users can't get
into their session because of this; and root can, because for
him the session manager can write the temp files ANYWHERE.

Recreate /tmp, mount it to a different partition if you're worried.
I can assure you that oracle *won't* install w/o it.


Cheers,
Tink

Thankyou very much...I will try for it.
But I have reinsatlled whole linux and the oracle again.
Still i will try after removing the /tmp and solve the problem.
 
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*DON'T* remove /tmp. Without /tmp your system won't be
functional, and Oracle won't install.

Partition your HDD so /tmp has its own mountpoint, or,
if you *are* going to run an Oracle database, a separate
disk all together.


Cheers,
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:12 AM   #9
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thankyou very much.
your advice worked a lot and i am happy to solve out the problem i had for 3 complete days.
 
  


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