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Linux error 29 illegal seek

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is Linux error 29 illegal seek?

Linux error 29 illegal seek is an error that usually occurs when the start listener files on Linux box may have been incorrectly coded.

How can you fix Linux error 29 illegal seek?

Some of the solutions to this error include editing the host files.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Edit host files

"Linux error 29 illegal seek" may be caused by a wrong hostname and host address in the /etc/host file. Please, edit /etc/hosts to fix the problem. To open /etc/host file please see below.

  1. Run a terminal window.
  2. Type in "sudo nano /etc/hosts."
  3. Enter your domain user password.
  4. Edit the /etc/host file.
    Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST= "input your host name" )(PORT=1521))) localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4
    ::1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6 "input your host name" oracle
  5. Press Control-x to save.
  6. A confirmation is required, answer Y to confirm.