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  1. #1
    jp_tix
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    x11 installation trouble
    hi,

    i'm trying to install the apple x11 from the file X11UserForMacOSX.mpkg.

    i can run the installer, but when i try to choose the target disk i can't choose any!

    i probably would want to install it on the Macintosh HD disk, but when i
    click it it says something like "you can not install on this volume. could not find chosen message for index 17" (freely translated from norwegian version of panther).

    ???

    ***edit***

    i have used X11 on the machine before, but uninstalled it by removing the application itself (in the Applications folder) and removing the
    /usr/x11R6 and /etc/X11 folders. perhaps that's why i'm having problems now...

    ***edit***

    best,

    jp

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    Did you download it to the desktop? It maybe that in another directory you cant see the hard drive from what I see here By the way, if you like I may be able to read the Norwegian

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    jp_tix
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Did you download it to the desktop? It maybe that in another directory you cant see the hard drive from what I see here By the way, if you like I may be able to read the Norwegian
    yeah, it's on the desktop.

    the norwegian message is :

    Du kan ikke installere denne programvaren på dette volumet.
    Fant ikke angitt melding for 17-indeksen.

    btw,

    if i choose any other volumes (ipod, external fw disk) it says the
    same thing except "index 16" instead of 17.

    thanks,

    jp

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp_tix
    hi,
    i have used X11 on the machine before, but uninstalled it by removing the application itself (in the Applications folder) and removing the
    /usr/x11R6 and /etc/X11 folders. perhaps that's why i'm having problems now...
    best,jp
    Yup, I think that is it right there. To do a complete uninstall and install from scratch maybe?

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    jp_tix
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Yup, I think that is it right there. To do a complete uninstall and install from scratch maybe?
    complete uninstall of what? os x? hope not...got to be an easier way.

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    Oh no! not the whole OS just the app!

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    jp_tix
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Oh no! not the whole OS just the app!
    well, that's exactly what i did some time ago. removed the X11.app and the two folders i mentioned. it is now when i try to re-install it i get trouble - perhaps because of some files still there...not sure though..

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    Well if you can isolate the file names that you need to delete I bet you can do it from the terminal. type grep >filemane< and when you see ones you want gone rm >filemane< maybe that will clear things up

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    jp_tix
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Well if you can isolate the file names that you need to delete I bet you can do it from the terminal. type grep >filemane< and when you see ones you want gone rm >filemane< maybe that will clear things up
    i downloaded the X11 package from apple again and it suddenly worked. oh well.

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    Glad it worked, that first reinstall post -that is what I was trying to suggest.

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