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RE: ** x-windows for oracle installation

From: Mark W. Farnham <>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 14:56:58 -0500
Message-ID: <>

Probably you need to add some things to your path.

alias startx='sh /usr/X11R6/bin/'

is helpful in my case. And my $PATH contains:

/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin plus a bunch more, but I think that is the important part to get the stuff working you need.

And the usual for the display is DISPLAY= unless you're working with some different window manager.

After you do the startx, then you should be able to do xterm & in the bash window that starts and get as many xterm windows as you want. You may want to cd the bash window to a working directory for a project before typing xterm & to conveniently start several xterm windows in the same place.

That will get you into the UNIVERSAL Oracle installation tools, where UNIVERSAL means anywhere as long as it's x-windows, sort of like Henry Ford said you could have any color you wanted as long as you wanted black. (I think they actually meant "Unified" rather than universal. It probably is better to have one installer, I was just disappointed when it first came out that the first time I tried to use it I needed to install x-windows somewhere first to run the installer.) Sigh. For the days when you could clone installations just by running them through tee and playing back the results on more servers and/or edit plain text to make revisions.

good luck,


 -----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of A Joshi
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:34 PM To: Nirmalya Das
Subject: Re: ** x-windows for oracle installation

  Thanks Nirmalya and Steiner for your help.

  Do I need to do any installation on UNIX server? I assume not.   When I start cygwin from my PC I get the prompt : bash-3.00$.   pwd gives : /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin
  i tried startx but it gave error : command not found   /usr/X11R6/bin/ : bad interpreter. no such file   i tried xhost <ipofunixserver> : command not found

When you install cygwin, make sure you install the xwindows options. Then from cygwin run /usr/X11R6/bin/ Then type xhost ip address of your oracle server. From your oracle server export DISPLAY=your pc address. Nirmalya Das <> wrote:All you have to do is:

  1. open a cygwin window
  2. startx

    Quoting A Joshi :

> Hi,
> In order to get x-windows for oracle installation, I am trying to
> use CYGWIN and it gives error : could not find xterm. Does anyone
> have experience with using CYGWIN or is there another alternative?
> Long term we are looking to buy exceed/hummingbird but till then I
> need an working alternative. I am connecting from a XP to a SUnos
> 2.8. Thanks for your help.
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