gimp-2.6.6_2+x11 startup issue

Ivan Kawaler ink_blot at
Tue Jul 21 07:56:00 PDT 2009

On Jul 19, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> On Jul 19, 2009, at 11:29, Ivan Kawaler wrote:
>> I'm still kicking myself for bothering to upgrade when I had a  
>> relatively well working v2.6.4 on my system, so please go easy.   
>> Upon startup, I get nothing but the following in my terminal:
>> Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
>> Bus error
>> I think, as I'm still trying to learn what it all means, my  
>> gimp-2.6.crash.log claims the thread that crashed was:
>> 0   libX11.6.dylib             	0x0157f0c8  
>> _X11TransSocketUNIXConnect + 936
> What is the rest of the crash log?  I want to see the path to  
> libX11.6.dylib.
> What is the output of:
> otool -L /opt/local/bin/gimp
> You might also want to run this to debug further:
> cd /opt/local/lib
> for f in *dylib; do otool -L $f | grep -q /usr/X11 && echo $f; done
> for f in *.la; do grep -q /usr/X11 $f && echo $f; done
> cd /opt/local/bin
> for f in *; do otool -L $f | grep -q /usr/X11 && echo $f; done
> Those should produce NO hits.  If any file is lister, it is linking  
> against the wrong X11 libraries (which is what I suspect your  
> problem is).  If that's the case, you need to reinstall those  
> libraries.  You probably did an 'install' without an 'upgrade  
> outdated' first.
OK, I think I have everything sorted out.  After a lot of  
uninstalling, deleting, and recompiling, I got gimp-2.6 to work.   
However, I'm still getting:

Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".

I get this when loading Inkscape as well.  They both seem to run fine  
other than this.  Anyone know where this issue might be coming from?

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