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Jan 21, 2010 at 03:55 PM

guiengine: No GUI Server connected; waiting for a connection on host


Hello Gurus,

i´ve a question.

I´m trying to install a new SAP NW 2004s on Linux through a System Copy.

I log on the server with VNCServer and then login in System through KDE GUI with User root .

Then i start from shell the ./sapinst in a usr/sap/sapinstallation directory, the system hangs with the message:

guiengine: No GUI Server connected; waiting for a connection on host hostname, port 21200 to continue with the installation.

1. cat /etc/SuSE-release

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)



1. java -version

java version "1.4.2"

Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 2.3)

IBM J9 VM (build 2.3, J2RE 1.4.2 IBM J9 2.3 Linux amd64-64 j9vmxa64142ifx-20090909 (JIT enabled)

J9VM - 20090908_41946_LHdSMr

JIT - 20090210_1447ifx1_r8

GC - 200902_24)

Here the complete command on shell and the error(?) message:

server :/usr/sap/sapinstall/51033511_BS2005_SR3_Installation_Master/BS_2005_S3_SAP_Installation_Master/IM_LINUX_X86_64 # ./sapinst

extracting... done!

Starting GuiServer using:

/usr/lib64/jvm/java/bin/java -Xmx256M -cp /tmp/sapinst_exe.16682.1264088173/JAR/instgui.jar:/tmp/sapinst_exe.16682.1264088173/JAR/inqmyxml.jar SDTServer config=jar:sdtserver.xml guiport=21212 sapinsthost=localhost sapinstport=21200 guistart=true

init: retrieving account information for group sapinst...

init: retrieving account information done.

load resource pool:


guiengine: No Gui server connected; waiting for a connection on host on my windows desktop. But the GUI canno connect on the remote port 21212.

Please can you help me. What do i have to check?


Alberto Di Fazio