I have inherited a vm with 6.1 oracle linux server install on it. I don't have a linux background, so mostly I have been googling answers. The first hurdle was to get network working. Next I was going to try and get the desktop gui working. I found instructions here.

yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop "General Purpose Desktop" \ 
"Graphical Administration Tools" "Legacy X Window System compatibility" \

However I am getting a known error, but haven't been able to get past it.


I found directions on a foreign site, but still having issues.


What exactly do I need to do? I've attached a picture of the current error that I am getting and the results of some commands on one of the sites above. Error message.

yum install oraclelinux-release
yum install rhn-client-tools

After these two were installed independently, it let me proceed with the desktop install. So this is done now.

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