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Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

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Paul Lowder
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Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

I have a k360 server using HP-UX 11.00 and a console. The server holds an Oracle database that I am ugrading. I am happy with oracle but need good hp-ux advice.

When I install Oracle 8.1.6 which does not accept charcter mode anymore I get the error DISPLAY variable not set. I have set this appropriately i.e. ip_address:0.0 but still get the same problem.

Oracle have suggested I use xhost + but still I get the same error.

I think something fundamental on the os side is missing e.g. Do I need xwindows installed?
The command xclock returns the same error.


Any advice ou there?

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Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

The Display refers to Xwindows display.
If you don't have an xwindows display
no x apps will launch. Most apps that are
well written will have a fall back. If
can't open display use curses. Such as SAM
for example. If you launch SAM from a text
term with DISPLAY set it still can't open an
Xwindows display connection so it'll revert
to curses and menu driven interface.

It looks like this Oracle install requires
Xwindows just like xclock.

export DISPLAY to a xterm or graphical workstation IP.

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Mark Daintree
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Bill

Thanks for the info. Can I confirm then that I should install xwindows then use an emulation tool e.g.Reflections to perform the install?

Is there any way I can check I have xwindows installed ? How do I invoke it from command line.

Thanks
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Hi Paul.
You should try Reflectiosm or exCeed as Xterminal. We use exCeed here, because it was suggested by HP.
Some of the guys at the support center here in Germany are quiet capable with help on that issue.
With this tool properly installed you should be able to install Oracle with the new Installer.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

You want to check with swinstall.

Also look for dtlogin in a ps -ef output
If it isn't running do
/sbin/init.d/dtlogin start

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

sorry I meant
swlist -l product
and look for CDE and Xserver

Don't forget about points if you want continued
interest! ;p

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Mark Daintree
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

swlist states I have CDE and Xserver installed. In addition dtlogin is running.

However the problem still exists. Are there any further checks?

Bill - my profile has changed and I do not get the option to add points. I certainly will when I get the option.


Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

I can confirm that you need an actual X display device and a functional set of X software. I used Reflection on a PC when installing Oracle 8i and it worked just fine.

Your clue is xclock (or some other simple X application) - once you cac get xclock to display, you should be set for the Oracle Universal Installer. The Installer's only available user interface is a GUI, there is no curses fallback.
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

okay then, after that confirmation,
go to www.wrq.com and download a trial version
of Reflection X.

Issue an XDMCP diffusion, this will be clear
when you install reflection, and you should
see the hostname of the server running dtlogin.

After clicking on the server an X session
login screen should appear. Login as root
and then:

seeing as you're on a windows system running reflection, use start-run-winipcfg on 98 or dos-ipconfig /all to get the windows system ip address.

Back in the reflection session, install
your application as instructed.
There should be no problem.

If there is, use reflection to telnet to the
server, give it's ip and login.
then in the terminal window type
xhost +
export DISPLAY=WINDO.IP.ADDRESS:0.0
install as usual.
use sam to verify that the display works..
but all should be fine.

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Hello Paul,

do not waste your money - you may need a X-Server
for Windows, but NOT to install Oracle8.
Get VNC from http://www.orl.co.uk/vnc (you will be
redirected to AT& Research in Ediburgh, that's ok -
they bought it). Get VNC for Windows32 and install it
(or only the "viewer") onto your PC. Get the HP-UX
package and install it on your HP-UX box. Start it,
enter a password for it, and then connect to it from
your PC with your "vncviewer" and the IP-Adress of
your HP-UX box as parameter followed by the server
and screen number - looks like X-Windows.

HTH,
Wodisch
Mark Daintree
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

I have installed Relfection X from the wrq site. I'm not clear what the xdmcp diffusion is but I didn't do anything during the install.

I have tried setting the display variable to everything suggested but still no success!

I have included the command capture below when I enter xclock or invoke sam. I can use sam successfully but not xclock.

# xclock
Error: Can't open display: :0.0
Error: Couldn't find per display information
# sam

The DISPLAY environment variable is set to ":0.0", but
the current configuration won't allow sam to run on that display.

The DISPLAY environment variable may be incorrect, or, if you are
running sam remotely, you may need to allow the remote system
to access your local X server by typing

/usr/bin/X11/xhost +my_server

on your local machine.

Do you want to proceed using the terminal version of sam?
(yes or no) [yes] no
#


To confirm I have got dtlogin running e.g.
# ps -ef | grep dtlog
root 1166 1143 0 Mar 13 ? 0:00 /usr/dt/bin/dtlogin
AND Xserver is installed e.g.
# swlist -l product | grep Xserver CDE
PHSS_20141 1.0 Xserver cumulative patch
Xserver B.11.00 HP-UX X Server
CDE B.11.00 HP-UX CDE User Interface
#


Thanks for the patience guys, but something still needs addressing.
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

With reflection X when you launch it up.
The Rx program in /Program Files/Reflection/
it'll give you a wizard thing.. cancel that
(or work with it as you like)
When you press cancel to the wizard you should
get a list in a window on the left.
Right down at the very bottom of that list is
XDMCP Broadcast.
Double - click on it.

After this you should have a list generated of
all servers on your network (same one as the pc) offering to host an XDM session, XDM is
X Display Management,
Select the one where the Oracle installer is on

You should get a CDE login after clicking on it. And you can login as normal.

After logging into CDE you shouldn't have to
export the display..

Rather than typing in xhost +server
just type in xhost +

If you have a linux box on your network it's
all the better :) but reflection should work
afterall you download it from wrq .com
It works for me (tm)
Mark Daintree
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Bill

On behalf of Paul and myself a big thank you. We have resolved our problem.
We will conatct HP for your points as we have a profile problem.


Everyone - thanks for your invaluable contributions.
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Glad to be of help.
No problem with the points, I managed to
get my first hat! It's less critical now.

Thanks?
Bill
It works for me (tm)
laurent pitoiset_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle Universal Installer Error on HP-UX 11.00

Hi Alistair and Paul,

I'm glad your problem was solved. You shouldn't encounter any further trouble assigning points to replies. I sent an email to Alistair for confirmation.

Best regards,

Laurent
ITRC Forums admin