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Unable to run runInstaller - can't create .Xauthority [message #345241] Tue, 02 September 2008 13:12 Go to next message
lotusdeva
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Hello --

I am trying to install Oracle 10.2.0.3 on one of the servers (running Solaris 5.10). When I try to execute runInstaller I get the following error:

Could not execute auto check for display colors using command /usr/openwin/bin/xdpyinfo. Check if the DISPLAY variable is set Failed <<<<


After doing lots of debugging, I realized that .Xauthority does not get created when I try to do the install. I am running Exceed locally on my machine, attempting to install Oracle on a remote server. I have followed Oracle documentation, where our admins set up the server accordingly. This is what I have checked so far:

1. I log in as me and then in my .profile su - oracle
2. X11 forwarding is enabled (I am using ssh)
3. I tried to create .Xauthority from my mashine via the following:

ssh2 -X username@myhost


no luck there

I have no idea why .Xauthority does not get created. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2008 13:52]

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Re: Unable to run runInstaller - can't create .Xauthority [message #345326 is a reply to message #345241] Wed, 03 September 2008 01:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
babuknb
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Quote:
Check if the DISPLAY variable is set Failed


Try this ..

export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0


Babu
Re: Unable to run runInstaller - can't create .Xauthority [message #345416 is a reply to message #345326] Wed, 03 September 2008 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lotusdeva
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I set the DISPLAY variable. Apparently, there is a bug in Solaris 5.10. We have applied a patch and resolved our problem. Thank you!
Re: Unable to run runInstaller - can't create .Xauthority [message #345862 is a reply to message #345416] Fri, 05 September 2008 02:41 Go to previous message
babuknb
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Thanks for your update.

Babu
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