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RE: Xterm issues

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 18:06:35 -0400
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Ok, try this:  

ssh -x sun_host
On sun host:
make a note of the value.
sudo su - oracle
export DISPLAY=value_you_previously_noted /path/to/runInstaller  

Does that work?  

Mark J. Bobak 
Senior Oracle Architect 
ProQuest Information & Learning 

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From: [] On Behalf Of Mike Schmitt Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 5:54 PM To: Subject: RE: Xterm issues Thanks for the emails I was running the 'xhost +' before, just forgot to mention it. This time I did use the ssh -X command from the xterm to go to the sun server. Before I was using a separate ssh client to log into the Sun server. After logging in I noticed a message that said an entry was added into the /home/<username>/.Xauthority file. I ran xclock again and then it came up on my laptop without any errors, I did not have to set my DISPLAY variable. I then did a sudo into the oracle user on sun to kick off the installer. The installer made me set DISPLAY. After starting the installer it eventually through the error: Can't connect to X11 window server 'my IP address:0.0' as the value of the DISPLAY variable. I could see the following with netstat -a <sun server>.55671 <my PC>.6000 0 0 24820 0 SYN_SENT Thanks for the help so far
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