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scottieUT 09-16-2008 05:18 PM

Terminal and X11 Dead After Latest Update
I just downloaded the latest security updates and iTunes 8 today. After doing so (at 10.5.5) I can no longer run X11 (does not even try to launch it seems) and cannot get a shell session up in Terminal. It almost looks like the "login" process is hanging. Anyone have this issue before? Can someone offer me advice or things to try? This is totally frustrating! :Shouting:

scottieUT 09-16-2008 08:13 PM

Update: Seems xhost is hanging. X11 when trying to come up spawns xhost which hangs. Going in through terminal which also hangs, I can CTRL-C to the shell, SU to root, and kill off the xhost entry(s). This allows X11 to come up.

Now, the $5M question. Anyone know how to get the mac to allow xterms to be brought up from another box without using xhost?

rman 09-17-2008 04:01 PM

Have you tried just doing an xterm & in a terminal shell window. I have never used the xhost command the way you are trying to do. I thought that xhost is used in giving another system permission to write to your screen.

scottieUT 09-17-2008 04:47 PM

Problem with that approach is that Terminal itself is trying to execute xhost when coming up and hangs. I have to CTRL-C to get to my shell in Terminal even.

seanmcl 09-21-2008 04:24 PM

This happened to me too. The solution was to remove an xset
command from my .bashrc file:


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