I have created a virtual machine using Osgeo-live 11 in Lubuntu and when I try to start the GeoServer or any other web services they start correctly but when I run it on web I get errors like in the picture below:

HTTP 503 service unavailable error

I have used this previous package of OSGeo live like 6, 8, 9 and everything was OK, in this release I don't why the web services don't work.

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    is that browser on the same machine geoserver is running and did you change the default port to 8082? if your answer is YES NO then try localhost:8080/geoserver/web – risail Sep 21 '17 at 13:13
  • They have configured the port to 8082 as default for this app, anyway i tried even in 8080 but with this port it says "Unable to connect", nothing exist in this port. – Shefqet LULJA Sep 21 '17 at 13:25
  • That does not answer the first question. Log onto the machine and make sure you are not blocking with a fw and that the service is running that error is an indicator it's not – risail Sep 21 '17 at 13:51
  • I didn't manually change anything after the installation, nothing should block the software, i don't even have any firewall or antivirus installed, its the untouched Osgeolive – Shefqet LULJA Sep 21 '17 at 13:57
  • What if you use http://localhost:8082/geoserver/web ? – nmtoken Sep 21 '17 at 18:52

You are being affected by this bug - for some reason the user user is not in the group users so GeoServer can't write to it's data directory. The fix is to run (once):

sudo adduser user users

and then log out and back in again.


You can start GeoServer in Terminal with the command below

sudo /usr/local/bin/geoserver_start_admin.sh

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