necessary info

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Thu Apr 29 09:45:04 PDT 2010

On Apr 29, 2010, at 8:05 AM, Andrea D'Amore wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM, John B Brown <jbb at> wrote:
>>        Thank you, Andrea. Finally some logic, not personality or  
>> abuse. It
>> would be nice to determine what is really happening, not some U-SWAG.
> I can't fully understand what you write.
> Did you grep the output of set as you were suggested? Did you updated
> dyld cache?
> To make it clear at the moment you have deleted your previous macports
> install directory, right?
> The XQuartz link I provided was missing a dot, it is actually
> <>.
> You say it's an Apple builtin error but you have to consider that on
> fresh installed systems works like a charm, you may possibly
> have polluted your env installing some program.

This is what I have for files on osx 10.5.8, and startx works from  
command line resulting in /Applications/Utilities/ in the Dock.


bash-3.2# locate libTIFF.dylib
bash-3.2# locate libtiff.dylib
bash-3.2# port installed xorg xfree86
None of the specified ports are installed.
bash-3.2# which startx
bash-3.2# startx
font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches
font_cache: Updating FC cache
xauth:  creating new authority file /Users/brad/.serverauth.25905

Xquartz: = /Applications/Utilities/
Xquartz: Starting X server: /Applications/Utilities/ 
MacOS/X11 --listenonly main(): argc=2
	argv[0] = /Applications/Utilities/
	argv[1] = --listenonly
Waiting for startup parameters via Mach IPC. do_start_x11_server(): argc=6
	argv[0] = /usr/X11/bin/X
	argv[1] = :0
	argv[2] = -nolisten
	argv[3] = tcp
	argv[4] = -auth
	argv[5] = /Users/brad/.serverauth.25905
2010-04-29 09:35:35.939 X11.bin[26059:717] Could not connect the  
action apps_table_cancel: to target of class X11Controller
InitConnectionLimits: MaxClients = 255
Xquartz starting:
X.Org X Server 1.4.2-apple33
Build Date: 20090327
Sync Extension 3.0
(EE) XKB: Couldn't open rules file /usr/X11/share/X11/xkb/rules/base
(dix) initialising device 0
(dix) initialising device 1
(dix) initialising device 2
(EE) XKB: Couldn't open rules file /usr/X11/share/X11/xkb/rules/base
(dix) initialising device 3
(dix) initialising device 4
(dix) initialising device 5
(dix) initialising device 6
(dix) enabling device 0
(dix) enabling device 1
(dix) enabling device 2
(dix) enabling device 3
(dix) enabling device 4
(dix) enabling device 5
(dix) enabling device 6
font_cache: Done
AllocNewConnection: client index = 1, socket fd = 6
AllocNewConnection: client index = 2, socket fd = 7
AllocNewConnection: client index = 2, socket fd = 7
AllocNewConnection: client index = 3, socket fd = 9
Quitting Xquartz...
Xquartz: start_x11_server: (ipc/mig) server died
xinit:  connection to X server lost.
xinit:  Operation not permitted (errno 1):  Can't kill X server

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