I have just installed a brand new Oracle 10g XE and just after installation, I was not able to access the home page.
When I executed the "lsnrctl status" command I got this output:
C:\Documents and Settings\me>lsnrctl status
LSNRCTL for 32-bit Windows: Version 10.2.0.1.0 – Production on 19-ÌUB-2009 00:01:03
Copyright (c) 1991, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=IPC)(KEY=EXTPROC_FOR_XE)))
STATUS of the LISTENER
Version TNSLSNR for 32-bit Windows: Version 10.2.0.1.0 – Produ
Start Date 18-ÌUB-2009 23:53:29
Uptime 0 days 0 hr. 7 min. 36 sec
Trace Level off
Security ON: Local OS Authentication
Default Service XE
Listener Parameter File D:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\network\admin\listener.ora
Listener Log File D:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\network\log\listener.log
Listening Endpoints Summary…
Service "CLRExtProc" has 1 instance(s).
Instance "CLRExtProc", status UNKNOWN, has 1 handler(s) for this service…
Service "PLSExtProc" has 1 instance(s).
Instance "PLSExtProc", status UNKNOWN, has 1 handler(s) for this service…
The command completed successfully
Burning with frustration, I tried the following options.
a) Reinstalling Oracle 10g XE (2 times actually, once with the admin account) – didn’t work
b) I tried to change the port to 8081 by using dbms_xdb.sethttpport(8081) – didn’t work either
One thing that I haven’t done however is to lookup installation instructions :D
So I did that; the problematic part for me was : 2.4.1 Configuring for Microsoft Internet Explorer.
I tried it on IE and Chrome; I forgot for a second there that Chrome also uses IE’s settings, so I thought that "I have tried it on 2 different browsers, it is not a browser issue obviously". I was wrong :)
Anyway it is a stupid mistake, but maybe someone else will also make it :) So here is a blog post…