Joseph B. Welsh on 17 Aug 2010 19:57:31 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] X11 server for Windows

  • From: "Joseph B. Welsh" <>
  • To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List <>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] X11 server for Windows
  • Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:57:24 -0400
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On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 18:26 -0400, JP Vossen wrote:
> Short version: I just found and liked this trivial freeware X11 server 
> for Windows:
> *
> --> Mocha_XServer-2.0.exe
> Long version:
> I needed to install Oracle 11G on CentOS the other day.  (Have I 
> mentioned that I loath Oracle with a passion?)  Among many other 
> problems, the *installer* requires a *GUI*.  WTH?!?  A GUI does not 
> belong on a server, so why do you require one to install your arcane PoS 
> "server" software?!?  Drives me insane.
> So I crufted up my VM with "yum groupinstall 'X Window System'" which 
> inflicted another 197 packages with a *download* size of 84M on my 
> server.  Then it bitched about lack of RAM, SWAP, and various kernel 
> parameters.					
I install Oracle regularly on Centos and RHEL 5.3. I must be missing

I just ssh -X from a laptop and the installer displays on the laptop.  I
have found out from past experience that if you use DBCA (Database
Creation Assistant it fails over SSH.  It still wants to use old way
(export DISPLAY=laptopip:0.0)

Of course if you don't have a second computer, than you would have to
install X11.

So is that what the problem was? no second computer?


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