Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

(Optional) Setting Your Local Display for a Remote Host

If you are logging in to a remote host, make sure your DISPLAY environment variable is properly set to the local display. If the DISPLAY variable is not set properly, the installer runs in text-based mode.

You might need to grant display authorization to run the installer on your local display. For example, you can use the following command to grant display authority from myhost to the root user on serverhost:

myhost\> xauth extract - myhost:0.0 | rsh -l root serverhost xauth merge -

For full instructions on granting such authorization safely, refer to the “Manipulating Access to the Server” chapter in the Solaris X Window System Developer's Guide.