I've never had a problem running JBoss 3.2.3 on RH 9. I'd recommend downloading it again, and checking that the server/default/deploy/snmp-adaptor.sar/META-INF/jboss-service.xml is there when you unarchive it.
One thing worth mentioning, though, is that when you run as root, certain files that JBoss writes to will become owned by root. This creates a problem when you then try to run it as a non-root user. You need to do a chown or chgrp -R to reenable another user to run it anytime you run it as root.
hi, thanx for yr reply, i have downloaded it a couple of times, & that xml file is always there. did u have to specify any classpath options or modify the run.conf file? or did it work straitaway after executing run.sh? perhaps it depends on some other programs being installed. any ideas? - appreciate yr help