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Old 09-18-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
touny
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Unhappy How to stat X-Server on AIX 5.3 ???


Hi guys,
I know I am stupid... But I don't know what I need to run X-Server. This is needed to run VNC (need to be used by oracle).
What I have on the server (aix 5.3) all X11 fileset installed and bundle graphics. I run startx but it is failed with error Unable to find X-Server ...
So where and how to configure and start this ****ing X-Server as I am trying everything I know!!!! I'm tired and I need to run this urgently ...

IF someone can tell me how to do it?
Thanks in advance.
I start dtsrc
# startsrc -s dtsrc
I run startx
# startx
Please wait - starting your session
# ps -ef | grep X
root 401508 761956 0 11:54:10 pts/1 0:00 grep X
root 737462 872460 0 11:53:57 pts/1 0:00 xmodmap /usr/lpp/X11/defaults/xmodmap/C/keyboard

After few seconds the process disappears

I tried to run xinit:
# xinit

Could not load /usr/lpp/gai/
Could not load 2 /usr/lpp/gai/
Could not load 6 13
1356-800 xinit: Unable to start the X server.
1356-805 xinit: Giving up.
1356-811 xinit: Unable to connect to X server.
1356-803 xinit: Server error.
1356-804 xinit: Client error.


Please how do you configure your X-Server to be enable to start it ?
I connect to my aix server only via putty (telnet) or via console through WebSM. Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

 
Old 09-18-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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Hi -

I assume you've got physical access to the AIX host, and full root privileges.

I don't know if you've got an X Terminal (in which case you need to configure both the X Terminal and AIX), or if your AIX server has a built-in graphics card (the simpler case: you just need to configure AIX).

In either case:
1. Go into smitty, verify the X windows s/w is installed
2. Run errpt. Dheck for any X-Windows-related error messages.

The full AIX documentation is on-line at publib.boulder.ibm.com, e.g.:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...base/aix53.htm

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 09-18-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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I am connecting on a LPAR power5 p570 (using virtualization). Through WebSM (HMC) I can open a terminal console (I can't physically as an old pseries p660-6h1 to connect to the server).
I install AIXwindows and all filesets needed X11. But probably I need to do some comfiguration etc... I serch on the documentation but I didn't find any help...

I will continue to search... Hope I will find the solution or someone can help me

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Uh ... an HMC ("Hardware Management Console") is a *web display*, isn't it? It's the moral equivalent of the old TTYs (and later, serial consoles) you used to hook up to the server.

Is your HMC X-windows capable? My guess is probably "No."

If not, you're on a LAN, aren't you? Any AIX (or HP or Solaris or Linux) workstation on the LAN should be X capable. Or perhaps you have an X Terminal somewhere.

Then again, maybe it is - and you just haven't configured it correctly. I don't know - all the AIX consoles I ever played with were connected directly, with an internal graphics card (and a command-line prompt until the graphics started up).

Here are on-line documentation pages for your HMC:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...emote_mgnt.htm
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...conc/websm.htm

They refer to the following two on-line "readme's":

* /usr/websm/readme.html
* /usr/websm/readme.txt

BTW:
You *do* you have "root" access on your p570, don't you? If not, then get it. You're probably going to need it for the Oracle install...

And if you do, be sure to go into smitty and verify that all the X windows stuff (especially the X support libraries) are installed.

Last edited by paulsm4; 09-18-2005 at 10:31 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #5
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Thank you. So now the problem from the DBA that oracle use VNC to send some report and they are using the program "xfs".
I can't find where is xfs command - it is not installed I can do a man of xfs , it is xfs is the AIXwindows font server. It supplies fonts to AIXwindows display servers.
But how to install it or configure it ?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 04:29 PM   #6
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If i understand, you want to launch X to acces graficaly to aix?
but i know with VNC, you don't need Xserver, because VNC includes its own Xserver and Java server.
run vncserver :x (x for the number of your virtual screen) on aix in a console, and with your remote box -windows, linux, aix, mac...- you can access to it with the vncviewer provided or with web browser which support java. point it to http://youraixbox:58xx (xx is the number of the vnc screen (00 for screen 0, 01 for screen 1, 02 for screen 2). more fine : run VNC on the demand with inetd : consult http://www.realvnc.com.
I make this between a windows box and an aix box. I access aix with the user who launch vncserver and i have a minimal gui : twm, but it is functionnal
 
Old 08-14-2007, 02:20 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Back_to_Linux View Post
If i understand, you want to launch X to acces graficaly to aix?
but i know with VNC, you don't need Xserver, because VNC includes its own Xserver and Java server.
run vncserver :x (x for the number of your virtual screen) on aix in a console, and with your remote box -windows, linux, aix, mac...- you can access to it with the vncviewer provided or with web browser which support java. point it to http://youraixbox:58xx (xx is the number of the vnc screen (00 for screen 0, 01 for screen 1, 02 for screen 2). more fine : run VNC on the demand with inetd : consult http://www.realvnc.com.
I make this between a windows box and an aix box. I access aix with the user who launch vncserver and i have a minimal gui : twm, but it is functionnal

Do you mean that I would need to install something like a VNC Xserver on the AIX server? If not, then can you please help me understand how to do VNC to an AIX server without running X-server on the AIX server?
 
  


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