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Old 01-31-2012
Solaris 10 GUI

Hello there:-
Firstly, I think its probably a good idea to tell you i'm a bit of a Unix novice coming from the world of Windows but i'm getting there. I've had Ubuntu working at home on VirtualBox with a nice GUI, but i'm having an issue with Solaris 10.

I have at work a Solaris 10 machine which was pre built by someone who is now no longer with us and i'm trying to get a Gnome (JDS) gui up and running to give me a nice GUI to work with. Although I like the command line and can find my way around, I need to install Oracle database client and a few other bits, and i'd prefer the safety of a GUI.

If I login as root, and type:
root@app2 # gdm
gdm already running. Aborting!

So, if I try:
root@app2 # gnome-session
(gnome-session:2999): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

If i'm honest i'm a little stuck, and not getting too far.. It's also very possible i've completely got my wires crossed as i've been trying to read up on the old
CDE and JDS..

If anyone could help me out, i'd really appreciate some words of wisdom for a novice!

# 2  
Old 01-31-2012
Are you physically at the workstation? Do you see CDE running there?
# 3  
Old 01-31-2012
I'm using Putty to SSH onto the box itself. Its in a bunker in the US and i'm in the UK
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Old 01-31-2012
You don't need whole desktop environment to install Oracle in GUI mode. Just follow the steps I described some time ago in this thread, to forward X protocol through your putty session:
Then just run the installer from the command line and it should open the window on your Windows desktop.
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# 5  
Old 01-31-2012
Excellent! Thanks for this..

I've just downloaded Xming and enabled X11 forwarding, but I dont have an X application to test it with such as /usr/bin/xclock

Do you know of any other test applications I could test it with? I'm transferring Oracle over there tonight, and would love to get that setup first thing tomorrow Smilie

# 6  
Old 02-01-2012

# 7  
Old 02-01-2012
Thanks Barthus,
I've tried that, and I get:
Error: Can't open display:

---------- Post updated at 09:02 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:00 AM ----------

Forget that - I hadn't followed your instructions exactly and selected the host then the forwarding so it lost the change in Putty!
I can now see a clock and feel delighted Smilie

Thanks very much!!
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