Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

SunPC may NOT run correctly as root


With SunPC 4.1 and the 102924 jumbo patch installed, a user (who is not root) attempts to run SunPC and receives the following error message:

SunPC may NOT run correctly as root.
Please run in user mode.
SunPC script is exiting

The user's primary group ID is probably root. For example:

$ /usr/bin/id
uid=33650(gruff) gid=0(root)


Change the user's primary group to another group, such as 10, and, because the user still needs to be in the root group, add the root group to the user's secondary group list.