Starting WLS Server on linux throws java.awt.HeadlessException (Doc ID 1441681.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Starting the WLS admin server throws the following error
java.awt.HeadlessException:
  <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000360> <Server started in RUNNING mode>
java.awt.HeadlessException:
No X11 DISPLAY variable was set, but this program performed an operation which requires it.
at java.awt.Desktop.getDesktop(Desktop.java:124)
at com.oracle.wlstarter.util.BrowserStarter.openBrowser(BrowserStarter.java:113)
at com.oracle.wlstarter.util.BrowserStarter.run(BrowserStarter.java:91)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)

Cause

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