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27900 Views 123 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2008 5:56 PM by LuisFL29
Workaround for now:
1. Open Finder.
2. Press CommandShiftG, enter /usr
3. Find a folder named X11, go inside.
4. There's an X11 icon there, run it.
Now applications needing X11 will work. Downsides:
- this does not happen automatically
- there are actually two X11 icons in the Dock (?) after running this executableMacBook Pro C2D 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 3GB RAM
good idea, but it doesn't seem to work for me. The Gimp and Inkscape still do not open up. It also take 5 or 6 minutes before X11 actually opens. I might have to revert back to an older version of X11.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), Who says the semitransparent Menu is hard to Read? It's crisp and clear!
Just to bring peace and unity to the forums here's another post dealing with other problems in the new X11:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5652621MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
I don't know if this will help anyone find an answer, but when I dig into the Inkscape app and try to launch it from here:
. . .This is the message I get in Terminal:
Macintosh:~ Brogdon$ /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/MacOS/Inkscape ; exit;
/Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/script: line 17: open-x11: command not found
Unable to find application named 'XDarwin'
(inkscape-bin:512): Gtk-WARNING: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Unable to find: FullScreen
(inkscape-bin:512): WARNING : Unknown verb name: FullScreen
Unable to find: FullScreen
cairo-ft-font.c:688: failed assertion `error == 0'
Emergency save activated!
Emergency save completed. Inkscape will close now.
If you can reproduce this crash, please file a bug at www.inkscape.org
with a detailed description of the steps leading to the crash, so we can fix it.
Message was edited by: Mac-oholicMacBook Pro and MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
FWIW, on top of the problems mentioned about X in this thread, if you have the yellow cursor problem and decide to apply this fix:
well, it gets so borked it won't even open a terminal.Macbook.W, 2 1gb;15 Powerbook 1.67 1gb; 12 iBook 1.33 768mb; Graphite SE iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Can anyone get the Leopard X11 to work in 256 color mode? I tried this in a shop and found that all windows were rendered as blank white boxes. With careful typing I could connect to a remote computer but all windows were plain white. Not very helpful... I need this to access a remote program which only runs in 256 colors on an SGI computer.
I'd been waiting for Leopard to get a couple of new machines for my lab, now I'll have to rush this to make sure that I still get Tiger.
Phil.Mac OS X (10.5)
I'm not sure if anyone is having this problem, but I cannot open the Gimp and Inkscape anymore after upgrading to Leopard. Any suggestions?
Where did you get the copies of Gimp and Inkscape? If you're running Gimp.app, try upgrading to the latest version from gimp.org (2.4rc3 at the time of this writing).
If you installed them using MacPorts or Fink, upgrade them to the latest version; they should then work.
BenMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), X11.app maintainer
Hello, bbyer. Good to see an X11.app maintainter here. I cannot say for the others, but in my case the problem is not with applications using X11 but with X11 itself.
Let me explain that in more detail.
After upgrading to Leopard from Tiger, X11 stopped working. Yes, applications could not find X11 anymore and that's application related. But, when I tried to run /Applications/Utilities/X11.app, it would not start. After double clicking no icon in the Dock appeared.
I could not recall whether the Leopard installer upgraded X11 so I just reinstalled it from Optional Installs from the Leopard DVD. But nothing changed, starting X11 would not cause the X11 icon to appear in the Dock. 'ps axu' from the Terminal does not show any X11.app related executable to be running. There are no related messages in the Console.
So I figured, let's find X11 and clean it up, and install it again. I removed /usr/X11 and /Applications/Utilities/X11.app and tried again from the DVD. Same result. Then I tried to run /usr/X11/X11.app directly. And it does start up, and Gimp and other applications do work but there are two icons in the Dock instead of one and one of them is constantly bouncing. The other is working and has the Programs menu.
What can I do to make X11 work properly?MacBook Pro C2D 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 3GB RAM
Read the posts in this thread, and this link (bbyer's notes).
Specifically, you no longer launch X11.app.
You make sure the DISPLAY environment variable is NOT set, and then you simply issue the command, or click on the icon, or whatever, and the rest happens automatically.G5 2x2.5 GHZ and a few others, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
OK, got it. Now I have a better understanding of what's going on under the hood and I've fixed my environment variables so now X11.app behaves correctly. However, there are still two problems. The smaller one is the known Dock incompatibility (getting two icons instead of one), the bigger however is:
When I open an X11 application, it LOSES FOCUS after exactly 2 seconds. When I click the window so it regains focus, it loses it again after exactly 2 seconds. What's up with that?MacBook Pro C2D 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 3GB RAM
I pre-ordered OS 10.5 so I haven't seen it yet. Maybe it will arrive before the end of October. So unfortunately I can't advise you on this.
One thing you could do is invoke the nuclear option: Ditch Apple's X11 and install what comes with fink.
I don't know why Apple doesn't simply make the Xserver part of OS X and make this seamless.G5 2x2.5 GHZ and a few others, Mac OS X (10.4.10)