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Roger Midmore wrote:
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Roger Midmore wrote:
I've installed the XFree86 release on my new powerbook,
but when I run it from the
console I get these error messages.
tcsh: userclientrc=/Users/roger/.xinitrc: Command not found.
I thought that X didn't need to be manually configured with darwin and OS
X. Will configuring X like a linux or NetBSD distro work with OS X?
No. You need to do a different kind of manual configuration:
I take it you are running "startx" from the command line? Have a look at
the file /usr/X11R6/bin/startx, in particular its first line. If this
line starts with "#pragma..." remove it so that the new first line
starts with "#!/bin/sh".
This wrong first line comes from a bug in Apple's cpp that was used for
compiling the X11 version you are using. Apple's own X11 had these buggy
files for 7 months until the 10.3.4 upgrade although they knew about the
problem even before Jaguar was released. Geeks like you who run startx
from the command line and use tcsh as their login shell are not Apple's
favorite customers :-)
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