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I need to setup a temporary Oracle XE database on a virtual machine to work as a server, so I choose Feroda as Oracle mainly support RedHat.

So, this is what I did:

a) Downloaded newest version of Fedora and installed it. Now I have Fedora 20 installed.

b) Once in Fedora, I had downloaded oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm.zip and unzipped it.

c) I had added my node to /etc/hosts (as oracleserver)

d) Run # rpm -ivh downloads/oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm

e) Executed /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure

f) Choose all default (8080 as HTTP port, 1521 for listener, my password and start on boot)

g) Run . ./u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/bin/oracle_env.sh


Sqlplus is running fine, but I have 2 problems:

1) When I go in Firefox and run "localhost:8080", it asks for the login for XDE and APEX. After I enter the login credentials (SYSTEM + password) the browser keeps loading indefenetely the page showing a blank page. So no access do APEX at all.

2) I cannot access Oracle from other nodes on network, either by the browser (like or doesn´t work), or by SQLPLUS (sqlplus SYS/pass@

I have triple checked the listener and it´s up and running. Also the database.

I had tried several stuff, and had to reinstall it all 3 times, but until now no solution at all. I´m fighting that for 2 days now. So, how can I make ORACLE live to my network/browsers ?


Problem ALL related to firewall settings. No Oracle issue at all.

I was using the wrong firewall profile. Opened 8080 and 1521 ports and all fine now.

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closed as off-topic by Timo, Anthon, Zelda, jasonwryan, rahmu Feb 19 '14 at 11:41

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