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runInstaller returns error

dansargis Newbie
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I am attempting to install Oracle Client 11g on a new RedHat Linux O/S. I have read several posts related to the error I am receiving and have attempted to apply know solutions to no avail including issuing "xhost +" and setting the DISPLAY variable to <localhost>:0.0. Here is the error I am receiving and cannot get past:

Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors Failed <<<<
>>> Could not execute auto check for display colors using command /usr/bin/xdpyinfo. Check if the DISPLAY variable is set.

Open to ideas ...

  • 1. Re: runInstaller returns error
    Dude! Guru
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    I recommend to forget about the xhost utility and setting the DISPLAY variable.

    Assuming you are using the server console and have a graphical desktop interface, simply open a Terminal and type:
    ssh -X oracle@localhost
    then use the Oracle runInstaller and it should work.