xorg-server and Xv support

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at kf8nh.com
Fri Oct 29 15:48:02 PDT 2010

Hash: SHA1

On 10/27/10 19:18 , Ricardo Cervera Navarro wrote:
> xorg-libxv, xorg-libxvmc and xorg-xvinfo. I launch the X11.app from MacPorts
> and then I open a terminal from the X11 menu. I type (as root) xvinfo and I get 
> No protocol specified
> xvinfo:  Unable to open display :0.0

This means it's failing to talk to the server at all.

On 10.6.x, launchd will start the server automatically and put a special
$DISPLAY in the environment to trigger it.  (You may need to twiddle launchd
plists if you want the MacPorts one autostarted instead of the system one;
on 10.6 X11 is installed by default.)  If you change $DISPLAY then things
will break and you will get the above error from any X11 program unless the
server happens to (a) already be running (b) on :0.0.

- -- 
brandon s. allbery     [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]      allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator  [openafs,heimdal,too many hats]  allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university      KF8NH
Version: GnuPG v2.0.10 (Darwin)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/


More information about the macports-users mailing list