#113 X won't start: keyboard assertion fails

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nobody
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5
2001-11-10
2001-11-07
Don Blaheta
No

I just downloaded XFree86 4.1.0 and tried to install it onto my tibook running 10.1; the installation went smoothly, but when I try to run 'startx -- -quartz', the X server starts up and the screen blanks, then it dies with an assertion failure and dumps me back into the regular Mac window, with the following text:

Running in parallel with Mac OS X Quartz window server.

XFree86 Version 4.1.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 2 June 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your hardware is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ\)
Operating System: Darwin
Display mode: Quartz
_XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root

Fatal server error:
assert failed on line 454 of darwinKeyboard.c!

OsVendorFatalError
AbortDDX
Quitting XDarwin...
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

I tried sleeping my computer and waking it, as that seems to fix some other keyboard-related bugs, but it didn't help. Any ideas?

Discussion

  • Greg Parker
    Greg Parker
    2001-11-08

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    The binaries at xfree86.org don't work with Mac OS X. Use `startx -- -quartz -keymap USA.keymapping`, or install XDarwin 1.0a4 on top of you current installation.

     
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  • jaekie
    jaekie
    2005-07-04

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    This issue may be closed, but I am seeing identically the same problem,
    though with a USA.keymapping file not found.

    I just downloaded free386 for the first time and installed it. Upon
    doubleclicking the xdarwin icon from the mac G5, I get the failed start. If
    however, I use the x11 icon from the "overwritten" X11 apple installation, I
    get "something" consisting of the 3 default windows described in the
    free386 documentation. Then if I change the preferences to the C+Opt+a
    to go full/hidden screen, suddenly that works to give me the full screen
    Unix style window manager. So...

    It seems I now have some sort of hybrid of the original X11, and the
    Xdarwin interfaces....

    I'm still sorting this out, but though functional, it's not smooth.

    Thanks for the offering anyway.

    Jaekie