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    Using the X11 server
    Hi everybody,

    i installed the X11 server on MAC OS 10.3.9 but when i dpouble click on the icon of X it does nothing.

    i read the FAQ of the site X.org and i did all the command listed there but i didnt find the problemthe error that figures in the terminal is :

    Code:
    Karl-Facredyns-Computer:~ toto$ startx
    
    XFree86 Version 4.3.0 / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
    _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
    
    Fatal server error:
    Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running
       OsVendorFatalError
       AbortDDX
    Quitting XDarwin...
    giving up.
    xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
    xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
    Karl-Facredyns-Computer:~ toto$ xeyes
    Error: Can't open display:
    Karl-Facredyns-Computer:~ toto$ free
    -bash: free: command not found
    Karl-Facredyns-Computer:~ toto$ df
    Filesystem              512-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s3              77903136 48985360 28405776    63%    /
    devfs                          186      186        0   100%    /dev
    fdesc                            2        2        0   100%    /dev
    <volfs>                       1024     1024        0   100%    /.vol
    automount -nsl [283]             0        0        0   100%    /Network
    automount -fstab [294]           0        0        0   100%    /automount/Servers
    automount -static [294]          0        0        0   100%    /automount/static
    /dev/disk1                  509976   456148    53828    89%    /Volumes/HASSOUN
    /dev/disk2s3                228952   125720   103232    55%    /Volumes/X11 Update 2006
    /dev/disk3s2                 21568    19752     1816    92%    /Volumes/X11 Extension
    If somebody has an idea, hints it would be great.

    Thank you for your help and have a nice day.

    thx

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    What is it you are trying to do? If I remember correctly, the xstart application will start a windowing environment like Apples Aqua. xeyes is the little application that places a set of eyes on the screen.

    I believe you want to run the X11 application.
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    Go to the OS X software download pages at the apple site and download gimpshop, that uses X11 and will show you if it is working correctly.

    If you want to use the X server from a terminal window you need to set the DISPLAY environment variable.

    i.e
    export DISPLAY=<hostname>:0.0
    xeyes

    Your hostname appears to be "Karl-Facredyns-Computer".

    Amen-Moses

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    The X.org site won't necessarily help you a great deal with Apple's X11 implementation, because the one for OS X is wrapped in a Bundle and so doesn't follow the normal rules. To start it, you should go into Applications -> Utilities and double click the X11 icon. You should then either set the DISPLAY variable (usually just setting it to :0.0 is enough, you don't need the hostname for local servers) or right click on the X11 icon in the Dock and select Applications->Xterm for an X specific terminal.

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    Unhappy X11 server Problem
    Quote Originally Posted by cazabam View Post
    The X.org site won't necessarily help you a great deal with Apple's X11 implementation, because the one for OS X is wrapped in a Bundle and so doesn't follow the normal rules. To start it, you should go into Applications -> Utilities and double click the X11 icon. You should then either set the DISPLAY variable (usually just setting it to :0.0 is enough, you don't need the hostname for local servers) or right click on the X11 icon in the Dock and select Applications->Xterm for an X specific terminal.
    i set the display environement but its gives me the same error, i tried to insall GimpShop but it didnt work due to X11 non funtionality.as i dont have the cd installation for mac that contain the X11 server i downloaded the it froml the mac site:

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...formacosx.html

    so i dont know wats the problem because when i double click on X11 in the application-> utilities it gives me nothing.

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