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Troubleshooting Solaris Console Login Issues (Doc ID 1592776.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides info how to troubleshoot issues with Solaris console login.

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 Basic info
 Quick Checks
 Check the  SMF service and logfiles
 check the runlevel / SMF milestone of the system
 In case nobody is logged in on console, process /usr/lib/saf/ttymon is expected to run
 Check for orphaned login processes
 check logfiles of SMF service system-console-login
 check /etc/pam.conf for required entries. i.e
 Check if a 'sulogin' process is running
 reset the terminal or putty session and try again
 checks for console on ILOM (SP) or RSC
 check eeprom settings for console on ILOM (SP)
 check eeprom settings for console on RSC
 checks for input/output problems of console on ILOM/RSC
 More Thoroughly Debugging
 check /usr/lib/saf/ttymon process with truss
 check system with DTrace
 debug console-login start method

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