I am trying to enable gdm in a fresh solaris 11 NGZ. I installed slim_install and solaris-desktop. gdm will not start, and shows the following:
# svcs -xv gdm
svc:/application/graphical-login/gdm:default (GNOME Display Manager)
State: offline since Thu Jun 14 10:56:54 2012
Reason: Service svc:/system/hal:default is in an invalid state.
Reason: Service svc:/system/dbus:default is temporarily disabled.
See: man -M /usr/share/man -s 1m gdm
Impact: This service is not running.
# svcs -xv dbus
svc:/system/dbus:default (D-BUS message bus)
State: disabled since Thu Jun 14 12:47:15 2012
Reason: Temporarily disabled by an administrator.
See: man -M /usr/man -s 1 dbus-daemon
Impact: 2 dependent services are not running:
# uname -a
SunOS test-host 5.11 11.0 sun4v sparc sun4v
I gather from reading other threads that dbus will not run in a NGZ, so how can I get gnome desktop manager to start?
I contacted Oracle and found out that Gnome Desktop Manager will not run in a zone. I needed it because I was going to install Oracle Database 22.214.171.124. Turns out that the only way I could do it was to run the installer using a response file in silent mode, or by using a terminal emulator. I went for the terminal emulator choice, using putty and xming. It's actually heaps better because I didn't really want to install GDM just so that I could run the Oracle installer... now my system is much cleaner.