X11 slient crash driving me up the wall

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by AppleMatt, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    #1
    Ok guys, this one's really got me stumped. It looks like it should be an easy fix, but I'll throw it out into the wild;

    X11 silently crashes about 10 seconds after starting. In that ~10 seconds I can use it perfectly fine, browse menus, change preferences (quickly!) etc, but no matter what, it crashes. Also, any apps I try to open in X11 just sit there, while it's "running" for 10 seconds and after it's crashed. They never load.

    From console.log;
    From X11.crash.log;
    I've performed all the usual, repairing permissions etc etc. Any ideas?
    I would guess it's a bad installation, but I've installed it a number of times from 10.3 CD3 :confused:

    AppleMatt
     
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    #2
    trash preferences..if you havent done it yet...dont know what else to say...though from the x11 crash log, it appears what you said..bad installation...
     
  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    #3
    It seems obvious to me, but I don't if you have already gone this route.

    Bring up a terminal window and type:

    ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib

    See what you get.
     
  4. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    Right. Got it working.

    I deleted absolutely everything related to X11, could possibly have looked at X11 or heard about it.
    I considered deleting files who were there when I talked about X11, but decided that was overkill.

    Then I re-installed it...same problem :mad:
    but, I deleted the preferences and started it again. A message appeared saying something along the lines of the display settings were being used from another source, did I want to use the default location? Obviously I said yes, and it works!

    Huzzah!

    AppleMatt
     

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