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Unable To Run Graphical Tools (GUI) (runInstaller, DBCA and DBUA) On Exadata + 18.1.X.X.X And Above (Doc ID 1969308.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Linux x86-64


On Exadata database servers updated or imaged from releases it's not possible to start any Oracle GUI utility depending on graphical packages. Programs such as runInstaller, DBCA, DBUA and VNC fail. This note will provide instructions on how to install the required packages after updating or installing Exadata images using Oracle Linux 6 or Oracle Linux 7. The version of the packages used in this note are examples.  You should choose the version that matches your Exadata image version.

This note is applicable to every future image releases until the required X11 packages will not be included into a newer FW release.

A typical error message seen is:


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