Xorg-server problems

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Wed Oct 16 04:28:52 UTC 2019


So, first things first.

Have you followed the instructions to log out then in again ? This is required to get xorg-server working.

Then, please remove your custom xinitrc etc. and confirm a default configuration works as expected. I usually use something like xclock for this, to check the server auto starts as it should

> sudo port install xclock
> xclock&

Does that work ok ?


P.s. in future please do not hijack threads to start a new discussion on a different issue.

> On 16 Oct 2019, at 1:04 am, Andrew Hartung via macports-users <macports-users at lists.macports.org> wrote:
> I can not get X11 to work correctly. 
> Mac OS 10.14.6
> Clicking X11.app causes it to loop in a cycle of starting for a few seconds, quitting and repeat. I have to restart to get it to stop.
> startx :
> ~ $ startx
> font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches
> font_cache: Updating FC cache
> font_cache: Done
> xinit: XFree86_VT property unexpectedly has 0 items instead of 1
> xinit: connection to X server lost
> waiting for X server to shut down
> If I try and launch a program for the command line it just hangs and X11 appears to never launch. I’m running two monitors if that matters at all.
> my .xinitrc:
> # make the freedesktop menu entries work
> export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/local/share
> export XDG_DATA_HOME=/opt/local/share
> export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/opt/local/etc/xdg
> # enable sound
> export ESPEAKER=localhost
> # use Apple's window manager
> exec quartz-wm &
> ~ $ echo $PATH
> /opt/local/libexec/gnubin/:/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/go/bin:/opt/X11/bin:/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current/Commands

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