XDarwin 1.0a2 not working

  • Paul Bayley

    Paul Bayley - 2001-09-26

    Trying XDarwin 1.0a2 on OS X 10.1, and it quits unexpectedly:

    [localhost:~] anarkhos% ./Downloads/XDarwin1.0a2\ Folder/Applications/XDarwin.app/Contents/MacOS/XDarwin -rootless
    Running rootless inside Mac OS X window server.

    This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
    way.  Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
    to fixes@XFree86.Org.  Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
    please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository

    XFree86 Version / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
    Release Date: xx September 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
    Using keymapping provided in /System/Library/Keyboards/USA.keymapping.
    _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
    2001-09-26 16:38:24.566 XDarwin[840] X client process terminated with status 1.
    Display mode: Rootless Quartz
    Screen 0 added: 1280x1003 @ (0,21)
    Screen 1 added: 1024x768 @ (-1024,0)
    Screen 0 placed at X11 coordinate (1024,21).
    Screen 1 placed at X11 coordinate (0,0).
    2001-09-26 16:38:29.567 XDarwin[840] X server thread never quit.
    [localhost:~] anarkhos%

    • Paul Bayley

      Paul Bayley - 2001-09-26

      PS: Changing /tmp/.X11-unix to root didn't help

    • Greg Parker

      Greg Parker - 2001-09-26

      The /tmp/.X11-unix error is harmless.

      The 1.0a2 package might have installed read-only root. Check the permissions, especially on the new /usr/X11R6/bin/XDarwinStartup, .../XDarwinQuartz, /Applications/XDarwin.app . The quick permissions fix is `sudo chmod -R a+rX /usr/X11R6 /etc/X11 /Applications/XDarwin.app`

      Also, /usr/X11R6/bin/XDarwinQuartz is a symlink to the XDarwin.app binary. If XDarwin.app isn't in /Applications, it might not work.

    • Torrey T. Lyons

      Torrey T. Lyons - 2001-09-26

      First off, you need to follow the installation instructions so that XDarwin ends up in /Applications. Second, from the command line, you need to use "startx -- -rootless" instead of trying to start XDarwin directly. If startx is not found, you need to set your path following the directions at http://mrcla.com/XonX/start.html. Previous versions of XDarwin were somewhat lax with regard to path problems, which later caused random bugs. XDarwin 1.0a2 insists you have your path right to start.

      • Paul Bayley

        Paul Bayley - 2001-09-27


        Talk abouit moving BACKWARDS!

        Now I have to put it in /Applications?!?!

        • Torrey T. Lyons

          Torrey T. Lyons - 2001-09-27

          You don't have to put it in /Applications, but if you don't you should change the symlink /usr/X11R6/bin/XDarwinQuartz to point to its new location so startx works, as has always been the case. This has been discussed on the forums here in the past.

          One of the goals for XDarwin 1.0a2 has been to make it less contigent on things being in fixed locations. In fact all previous versions were hardwired so that /usr/X11R6/bin had to contain all the X11 excutables. There was no way to change your path, and have it start from somewhere else. (This is not ideal if you want to share the XFree86 stuff on a network for people to try out.)

          XDarwin is quite flexible in the configurations that it can be used in, but my point was that it is far easier for us to help track down bugs if you first try it in its standard configuration. In this case, the way you started XDarwin 1.0a2 should work provided:

          1. You properly unpacked the rest of the XDarwin 1.0a2 tarball into /usr/X11R6/* where it belongs. XDarwin1.0a2.tgz doesn't only contain the XDarwin application.
          2. You set your path correctly to include /usr/X11R6/bin.
          3. /usr/X11R6/bin/X is a symlink pointing to /usr/X11R6/bin/XDarwinStartup
          4. /usr/X11R6/bin/XDarwinQuartz is a symlink pointing back to your new XDarwin application executable location.


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