Installation of Spectrum on Redhat Linux is failing

Document ID : KB000050058
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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ISSUE: When trying to install Spectrum on Redhat Linux the following error is encountered ....

Graphical installers are not supported by the VM. The console mode will be used instead...

Invocation of this Java Application has caused an InvocationTargetException. This application will now exit. (LAX)


CAUSE: Missing the libXtst RedHat Package Manager (RPM) which is required for a GUI install.


Solution: Install the libXtst RPM and its dependencies. 

NOTE: For Spectrum 10 and above, both the 32 bit and 64 bit libXtst RPM and its dependencies are required. Consult the Installation Guide for the specific version of Spectrum for this and other required RPMs.


WORK AROUND: An alternative would be to do a Spectrum distributed install, which excludes the GUI's from the install process.