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Gnome on Fedora

Posted on 2008-06-19
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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


giving up.
xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
[root@server ~]#

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.
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

You should use the below command:

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
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Sorry you did already use this command. You may read the below article:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=191506
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by:systemsautomation
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Thanks uetian1707.

I did yum groupremove "GNOME Desktop Environment"

then

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

after that startx started working.

Zulqarnain
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by:Kamran Arshad
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You are welcome :)
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