SUMMARY: ps reports "ps: no controlling terminal"

From: Davies, Andrew J (Aberdeen) (
Date: Wed Jun 18 1997 - 02:29:55 CDT

Original posting:

I have a SPARC20 running under Solaris 2.5.1 that seems to be acting

When I try to run ps it responds with "ps: no controlling terminal".
This happens when run as any user, from any network login and from the
console. The same happens if I run /usr/ucb/ps. If I run ps -t <my
current tty> I get the column headers, but no information is reported.

Thanks for help from Andy Gay, Mike Salehi and Karl Vogel but Joel Lee
had the answer with the following:

Do you have the following entry in the /etc/vfstab ?

/proc - /proc proc - no -

-- Joel

Joel Lee <> | Network Administrator/System Programmer 
Thomas Brothers Inc., Irvine, California |   
   Disclaimer: The statements are my personal viewpoints only
       and has nothing to do with anyone, even my employer. 

-- Andrew J. Davies, Texaco North Sea UK

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