I can find a version of the X11 libraries in
/Previous Systems/Previous System 1/private/etc/X11
and the X11.app still exists in /Applications, but if I attempt to
start X11 from a terminal command line I get -
"Couldn't exec /usr/X11R6/bin/Xquartz: No such file or directory"
That's because your /usr/X11R6/bin/Xquartz is probably now in /Previous
Systems/Previous System 1/usr/X11R6/bin/Xquartz. X11.app requires things to
be in specific locations. Move the previous installation back to its
original location and you should be good to go.
I did try this - and looked for the an X11R6 folder in the archived
"previous system" material & other bits and bobs in various places
as specified by my original X11 release notes. However as a word of
warning to others it seems that the "archive & install" option
system installer on the official Apple Panther cd does not preserve a
copy of all additions that a user may have made to their system
For information the advice provided by Dave Schroeder worked and I am
now up and running again. Many thanks to all who made suggestions so
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