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Can't get XDarwin to work
Authored by: macubergeek on Sep 03, '01 06:10:31PM

Xfree86Darwin installed fine.
When I download and lauch XDarwin I get an applications folder where Xdarwin is and a /usr/XllR6 folder....where does that stuff go?
I launch XDarwin and it asks me if I want to go full screen I say yes, screen goes black then typical xwindows grey screen comes up with X cursor then XDarwin craps out and dies.

During the install I got this warning
You appear to have a termcap file: /usr/share/misc/termcap
This should be edited manually to replace the xterm entries
with those in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/etc/xterm.termcap

So in response to this I backed up /usr/share/misc/termcap to /usr/share/misc/termcap.bak and replaced it with /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/etc/xterm.termcap

Where does the /usr crap I downloaded with XDarwin go? in the respective main directories?
How come I'm the only one who can't get this to work?


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RE: Can't get XDarwin to work
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Sep 05, '01 01:55:40AM

Don't feel bad it took me many hours of fiddling to get it working. Make sure that when you ran the install script for Xfree86 you were in sudo mode (see the first post).

The newer xDarwin I just put in an application folder in my user directory, because since I installed the older xDarwin as root it would not let me replace it. Then just run it from there and it should work. Sometimes it does crap out on load, just try again.

If nothing else try just running the older xDarwin (the one in the applications folder) that should also work and since there does not seem to be any great improvment (other then rootless) between the two. Just keep in mind that there will be two xDarwins and make sure you are loading the one that you really want.

Ignore the stuff about the xterm, I don't know what it means, but it does not seem to do anything.

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Me neither !
Authored by: yorran on Oct 09, '01 11:04:29AM

You're not the only one : I followed the instructions step by step on my 10.1, and XDarwin simply crashes short after I launch it.

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