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SUNWxwplt package - where to locate?

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Hi all,

  I downloaded Oracle 11gR1 for Linux, and when trying to install, get the error message:  'Could not execute auto check for the display colors using command /user/x11/r6/bin/xpdyinfo.  Check if the display variable is set.'  One answer I  found was that I should install the SUNWxwplt package.  OK, if this is what I have to do (is this correct?) , then how can I obtain it?  I've searched high and low and have no idea!  Thanks in advance!
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You didn't mention what variant of Linux you are using. For RedHat family, xdpyinfo belongs to package xorg-x11-utils, you need to install this packages
into your system. SUNWxwplt is for Solaris only.
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Fedora core, yes, it is Red Hat.  So, you're saying xorg-x11-utils will work?  This looks to be freely available for download on the Internet, if so.
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It should work. Install the package:

yum install xorg-x11-utils

and try to install Oracle again.
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by:patricio26
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OK, I think I installed the package (/usr/x11r6/bin/xdpyinfo is now in my file system, anyways), and I have set:
DISPLAY=0:0.0

but get the same error:  Could not execute auto check for display colors using command /usr/X11R6/bin/xdpyinfo.  Check if the DISPLAY variable is set.     Failed <<<<<<

And I can't proceed without a Java exception while using ':0.0' as the value of the DISPLAY variable.  I should mention that I'm physically at the machine.  
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by:patricio26
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I should also mention that when I entered yum install xorg-x11-utils as root, the terminal displayed:

Setting up Install Process
Setting up Repositories
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: updates-released

Not sure if this is really an error, but worth mentioning.
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Sorry, one more thing:  when I use 'xhost', I get:

Xlib: connection to :0.0 refused by server
Xlib: no protocol specified
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OK, sorry, one more thing that is very pertinent:  I can issue xclock as root, but not as oracle.  If I try as oracle, it gives me the 'connection refused' message.  Maybe that will tell you what the problem is.
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I was able to solve the permissions problem.  Your original answer put me on the right track.  Thanks!
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