I am trying to install Oracle 10g database 10.1.0.3 on Fedora Core 2 and have encountered an X problem for my 'oracle' user.
When I try to log in to GNOME (or Default System Session) the screen stays blue and I can't see or do anything except to ctrl-alt-backspace to logout. If I log in with the same user to a KDE session X windows works.
To install Oracle 10g I have been following these instructions at (www): oracle-base.com/articles...onOnFedora2.php
I noticed the problem when I had reached the part where it says:
Log into the oracle user. If you are using X emulation then set the DISPLAY environmental variable:
DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY
and then shut down the machine because it was definitely time to go to bed.
Since then, when I try to log in as the 'oracle' user I experience the problem described at the top of the page. I have logged in as root, opened a terminal and su'ed to the oracle user and find that if I try to open the files I edited using emacs, I get the following errors:
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
emacs: Cannot connect to X server :0.0.
Check the DISPLAY environment variable or use "-d".
Also use the 'xhost' program to verify that it is set to permit connections from your machine.
Can anybody see why this is happening? I need the X windows working as Oracle will only install using a GUI.