2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 12:23 PM by EdStevens RSS

    Cygwin X Server to run Oracle Universal Installer

    Jimbo
      Hi,

      I used to run Oracle Universal Installer on my unix server using an Exceed X Server on my Windows laptop. Recently my laptop was upgraded to Windows 7 and I can no longer use my version of Exceed on this version of Windows.

      Therefore I was going to try and use the freeware Cygwin X Server on my laptop instead.

      I connected to the Cygwin X Server site http://x.cygwin.com/ - I wasn't sure what to download, so I downloaded the following using their setup.exe program ( which gets downloaded to my windows pc )

      - X Console
      - Xhost
      - Xinit
      - Xorg Server
      - XTerm

      Q1. In order to run the Oracle OUI, I am not sure I needed anything other than Xorg Server - is that correct ? I am not really sure what the others do

      Q2. I was surprised when I downloaded these components they were supplied as packages with an extension of *.tar.bz2. To me these are components you would not / could not install onto a windows pc ?

      All I am simply trying to is - to run an X Server solution ( in this case I was hoping Cygwin ) on my pc, set the $DISPLAY ( as approrpiate ) on my backend unix server, launch the OUI on the unix server and have the OUI appear on the X Server running on my pc.

      But alas I am a bit stuck around getting the correct Cygwin X Server solution for my pc

      Any ideas where I am gong wrong ?

      thanks,
      Jim
        • 1. Re: Cygwin X Server to run Oracle Universal Installer
          sb92075
          http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
          • 2. Re: Cygwin X Server to run Oracle Universal Installer
            EdStevens
            Jimbo wrote:
            Hi,

            I used to run Oracle Universal Installer on my unix server using an Exceed X Server on my Windows laptop. Recently my laptop was upgraded to Windows 7 and I can no longer use my version of Exceed on this version of Windows.

            Therefore I was going to try and use the freeware Cygwin X Server on my laptop instead.

            I connected to the Cygwin X Server site http://x.cygwin.com/ - I wasn't sure what to download, so I downloaded the following using their setup.exe program ( which gets downloaded to my windows pc )

            - X Console
            - Xhost
            - Xinit
            - Xorg Server
            - XTerm

            Q1. In order to run the Oracle OUI, I am not sure I needed anything other than Xorg Server - is that correct ? I am not really sure what the others do

            Q2. I was surprised when I downloaded these components they were supplied as packages with an extension of *.tar.bz2. To me these are components you would not / could not install onto a windows pc ?

            All I am simply trying to is - to run an X Server solution ( in this case I was hoping Cygwin ) on my pc, set the $DISPLAY ( as approrpiate ) on my backend unix server, launch the OUI on the unix server and have the OUI appear on the X Server running on my pc.

            But alas I am a bit stuck around getting the correct Cygwin X Server solution for my pc

            Any ideas where I am gong wrong ?

            thanks,
            Jim
            As sb alluded to by giving a link to the site, you can use xming as your x-server. It's free, lightweight, and drop-dead simple to install. No bells and whistles. Just a solid x-server.

            And once I discovered x11 port forwarding, I no longer even have to set DISPLAY to match the ever-changing DHCP-assigned ip address of my pc. I use PuTTY as my ssh client, and configure the session to allow x11 port forwarding. I can't remember the last time I had to monkey around with DISPLAY.