necessary info

Rainer Müller raimue at
Wed Apr 28 09:27:13 PDT 2010

On 27.04.2010 02:32, John B Brown wrote:
>> After installing the entire Xorg and XFree86 packages through macports I
>> installed ghostscript and gv. Neither of them do anything except sit
>> there at the command prompt doing nothing. A control-C will stop the
>> wait and return the prompt. Trying to 'see' what is happening by using a
>> second shell in the terminal and 'ps' shows me that they are sleeping.
>> What am I doing wrong? Why do neither of these command line applications
>> work on Apple when they work so well on Linux?

Is your X11 running? Maybe launchd can't get it started for whatever
reason and that causes the hang. Try to launch it manually.


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