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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation UNIX
After updating OS X from 1.2.8 to Panther, the upgraded X11 stopped working. It would flash and then disappear. Looking at the console, I found the solution:
 XFree86 Version 4.3.0 / X Window System
 (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
 [DRI] screen 0 installation complete
 Screen 0 added: 1152x768 @ (0,0)
 /Users/*****/.xinitrc: /Users/*****/.xinitrc: is a directory
 Quitting XDarwin...
As you can see, I had a Folder as .xinitrc. Removing that folder solved the problem.
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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: ateles on Nov 06, '03 02:04:03PM

.xinitrc is optional file in your home directory to specify initial settings for X11. If it was a directory instead of a file I can see the X server screaming...

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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: blgrace on Nov 06, '03 03:41:36PM

In my case - the new X11.app was installed in Utilities folder which works fine and kept all my previous settings via .xinitrc

My original install was in the Applications path - it was still there, but lost its icon and wouldn't launch.... so I deleted it.



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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: mr. k on Nov 07, '03 06:30:33PM
Can anyone help me with this one? I've been having the same above problem but with a different cause. Here's what I got out of console.app -
XFree86 Version 4.2.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 3 September 2002
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your hardware is
	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Darwin OSVendor
_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running
   OsVendorFatalError
   AbortDDX
Quitting XDarwin...


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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: wiretrip on Nov 09, '03 09:10:00PM

It appears that for some reason an improper shutdown occured with X11. Thus leaving behind a socketpipe file in the /tmp/.X11-unix/ directory. Remove that file in that directory and try launching X11 again.



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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: preterosso on Feb 21, '04 07:02:15PM

The problem that I'm having is that ever since I:

fink remove kde3

X11 starts but doesn't stay open. From you good people's posts, I removed the .xinitrc. But now I'm receiving another message from the console.

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
[DRI] screen 0 installation complete
Screen 0 added: 1024x768 @ (0,0)
Quitting XDarwin...

Does this give anyone a clue about what's happening?



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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: preterosso on Feb 21, '04 07:15:16PM

I removed the .X11-Unix from /tmp as the above entry said to do. But now its back and I receive this error in the console:

XFree86 Version 4.3.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
_XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
[DRI] screen 0 installation complete
Screen 0 added: 1024x768 @ (0,0)
Quitting XDarwin...

It just seems to come back with the same problem. Before I:

chown root .X11-unix

but it still didn't stay started.



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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: mdacampfreak on Mar 29, '04 12:20:36AM

I had a very similiar problem - I used OSXPM to delete a previous version of gimp, which caused X11 (under panther) to quit after my new gimp 2.0.0 launched. So I tried reinstalling X11 - no dice. So I googled around, and found the original posting for this thread (.xinitrc as a folder). I didn't have the same problem, but I trashed the .xinitrc file that was in my home directory to see what would happen. Violla! X11 was back in business. Thanks guys!



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10.3: A fix for a non-functional X11 installation
Authored by: clintonogamy on Dec 22, '04 12:55:36AM

Mine was not .xinitrc that was a problem, but looking at the Console helped...it could notcreate a file in /tmp and as it turns out, the permissions were wrong (even after a fix permissions run!). Be sure and check that out.

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