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gserv2
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Aug 2, 2003, 06:50 AM
 
I just installed XFree86 4.3.0/XDarwin, and I can't get X to start up all the way. I open the XDarwin.app, the gray screen loads, the X-shaped cursor shows up, then the whole thing crashes out with an "unexpected quit" soon after. I tried the 4.2.X versions of XFree86, but those do the same. I also tried 'startx' from the command line; I get the same loading followed by the crash, except this shows up in the terminal:

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

xinit: connection to X server lost.


There are similar warnings in the crash logs.

I've just found out that X will run fine in rootless mode. It's just full screen that is crashing.

Does this have anything to do with the Apple's X11? I had Apple's X11 installed before I put in XFree86 4.3.0. I tried getting rid of Apple X11. I also trashed /etc/x11 and /usr/x11r6, but that did not help.

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Gary Kerbaugh
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Aug 4, 2003, 02:25 PM
 
   The default window manager for Apple's X11 doesn't work in full screen mode. Of course if you were completely successful in purging Apple's X11, this wouldn't be an issue, but you never know. You might want to check your ~/.xinitrc, if you have one, and see if a reference to Apple's window manager remains. That's the only thing I've read about that sounds pertinent; I haven't used full screen mode in years and have never used Apple's X11.
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Aug 4, 2003, 03:10 PM
 
Here's my xinitrc:

#!/bin/sh
# $Xorg: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
fi

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap
fi

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
fi

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap
fi

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
fi

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
xmodmap $usermodmap
fi

# start some nice programs

twm &

xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name login
     
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Aug 6, 2003, 01:21 AM
 
   Is your window manager trm? That looks like the /usr/X11R6/etc/xinit/xinitrc, not your ~/.xinitrc. If that's all you have then it isn't your problem and I don't really know what the problem is. Did you trash the /etc/x11 and /usr/x11r6 before or after installing XFree86? Anyway, I'm sorry; I've told you everything comes to mind based on the fact that you have XFree86 and had Apple's X11. I don't really know anything about your installation.
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Aug 6, 2003, 11:01 AM
 
Thanks for trying anyway. I'm starting to think it might be an actual XDarwin/XFree86 problem. I've read about several people with similar problems recently. I'll keep tinkering and see what happens.
     
   
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