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ORA-1034 ORA-27123 SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied when other then Oracle user (Doc ID 207797.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Generic UNIX

Purpose

 To help quickly understand one particular cause for receiving an ORA-1034, ORA-27123 and SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied when logging into Oracle via SQL*Plus as other than the Oracle user.

Scope

When you log into Oracle via SQL*Plus as user Oracle you log in just fine.

When you log into Oracle via SQL*Plus as any other user you receive the

following errors:

$ sqlplus

SQL*Plus: Release 8.1.7.0.0 - Production on Mon Aug 19 09:40:36 2002

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Enter user-name: system

Enter password:

ERROR:

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

ORA-27123: unable to attach to shared memory segment

SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied

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