Gnome on Fedora
Posted on 2008-06-19
I have got a Fedora Core 8 server.
It was installed with Character Mode and did not contain GNOME
I installed Gnome using yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
It did some work for around 20 min and then finished
Now when I write startx I get following message
[root@server ~]# startx
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.5008
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH
Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display. Possible server names include:
Xorg Common X server for most displays
Xvfb Virtual frame buffer
Xnest X server nested in a window on another X server
Xephyr kdrive-based nested X server
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
The server is placed at a remote location and I am accessing it through SSH. I Have also installed vnc-server on this machine to access its GUI using VNC Viewer
If I connect it through VNC Viewer I did not get Desktop, just a mouse pointer comes showing a blank window with some green type color.
Kindly help me to rectify the error and use its desktop.