problem with X11


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problem with X11

Postby george » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 12:18:59 GMT

I have installed X11 on my mac book pro and it seems working.
I have added the following in my .bash_profile

# if we're NOT ssh'd in
if [ ! ${SSH_TTY} ]; then
# make sure X is running
if [ "`ps -x | awk '{print $5}' | grep X11`" = "" ]; then
open /Applications/Utilities/ &
# then refocus
osascript -e 'tell application "Terminal" to activate'
# if DISPLAY isn't set
if [ x${DISPLAY} = x ]; then
export DISPLAY=:0

and the following in .xinitrc


so as to call X11 applications directly from my terminal.
It works, bot few hours, but then at some point, when I use some
application that requires X11 just stop working!!!!!
It returns me the following error message

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Error: Can't open display: :0

What does it mean ans how is possible?!?!

Re: problem with X11

Postby D P Schreber » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 20:35:10 GMT

Isn't it a lot cleaner and simpler to use /usr/bin/open-x11 ?

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