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Old 09-16-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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java graphical installer on ubuntu server


hi all,

please bear with me as i am not an advanced linux user. i'm trying to install a java software which is provided with a graphical installer [though the software is a command-line utility, don't ask].

however, on my ubuntu server box, of course no X is installed, and i get through SSH the error "No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program performed an operation which requires it".

is there a way to proceed to such an install without installing X on the server? and if not, what do you think i should do?

thank you very much in advance..

aj.

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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hi all,

please bear with me as i am not an advanced linux user. i'm trying to install a java software which is provided with a graphical installer [though the software is a command-line utility, don't ask].

however, on my ubuntu server box, of course no X is installed, and i get through SSH the error "No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program performed an operation which requires it".

is there a way to proceed to such an install without installing X on the server? and if not, what do you think i should do?
Well, if your program needs X, you'll need X. Check the program notes, to see if there's a way to run the installer in command-line mode.

Another option would be to install an X emulator on your workstation (eXceed or something similar for Windows, or just allow X sessions on your local Linux workstation), and allow incoming X connections. Set your DISPLAY variable with something like:

export DISPLAY=<ip address of your workstation>:0

from a BASH shell on your server, then fire up the installer. The X window will then be displayed on your workstation. You don't mention anything about your local workstation, so can't provide any details about how to do this. Your only other option would be to install X on your server, and do it from the console.
 
  


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