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XQuartz Problems (2.2.3) - X11 won't start

Hello all,

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.4 on a Mac Pro. I've just installed XQuartz 2.2.3 and now X11 refuses to start. I've tried reinstalling and restarting several times...

Can you guys help me diagnose and resolve the problem.

(Hmmm... looking at the output below I suspect it may be related to spaces in the name of the drive on which my profile is stored...)

The path to my profile is:

"/Volumes/Second Drive/michael"

Below is the output from a terminal session trying to start X11 manually. It ends with:

Fatal server error:
Unrecognized option: Drive/michael/.serverauth.7546

Full output below:

michael-foords-mac-pro:~ michael$ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.x.X11.plist
launchctl: Couldn't stat("/System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.x.X11.plist"): No such file or directory
nothing found to unload
michael-foords-mac-pro:~ michael$ startX
font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches
font_cache: Updating FC cache
/usr/X11/bin/startX: line 119: [: /Volumes/Second: binary operator expected
/usr/X11/bin/startX: line 132: [: /Volumes/Second: binary operator expected
xauth: creating new authority file /Volumes/Second
xauth: (argv):1: unknown command "Drive/michael/.serverauth.7546"
xauth: creating new authority file /Volumes/Second
xauth: (argv):1: unknown command "Drive/michael/.serverauth.7546"

xinit: Detected Xquartz startup, setting CFProcessPath=/Applications/Utilities/
Unrecognized option: Drive/michael/.serverauth.7546
use: X [:<display>] [option]
-a # mouse acceleration (pixels)
-ac disable access control restrictions
-audit int set audit trail level
-auth file select authorization file
-br create root window with black background
+bs enable any backing store support
-bs disable any backing store support
-c turns off key-click
c # key-click volume (0-100)
-cc int default color visual class
-co file color database file
-core generate core dump on fatal error
-dpi int screen resolution in dots per inch
dpms enables VESA DPMS monitor control
-dpms disables VESA DPMS monitor control
-deferglyphs [none|all|16] defer loading of [no|all|16-bit] glyphs
-f # bell base (0-100)
-fc string cursor font
-fn string default font name
-fp string default font path
-help prints message with these options
-I ignore all remaining arguments
-ld int limit data space to N Kb
-lf int limit number of open files to N
-ls int limit stack space to N Kb
-nolock disable the locking mechanism
-logo enable logo in screen saver
nologo disable logo in screen saver
-nolisten string don't listen on protocol
-noreset don't reset after last client exists
-reset reset after last client exists
-p # screen-saver pattern duration (minutes)
-pn accept failure to listen on all ports
-nopn reject failure to listen on all ports
-r turns off auto-repeat
r turns on auto-repeat
-render [default|mono|gray|color] set render color alloc policy
-s # screen-saver timeout (minutes)
-sp file security policy file
-su disable any save under support
-t # mouse threshold (pixels)
-terminate terminate at server reset
-to # connection time out
-tst disable testing extensions
ttyxx server started from init on /dev/ttyxx
v video blanking for screen-saver
-v screen-saver without video blanking
-wm WhenMapped default backing-store
-wr create root window with white background
-x string loads named extension at init time
-maxbigreqsize set maximal bigrequest size
+xinerama Enable XINERAMA extension
-xinerama Disable XINERAMA extension
-dumbSched Disable smart scheduling, enable old behavior
-schedInterval int Set scheduler interval in msec
+extension name Enable extension
-extension name Disable extension
-query host-name contact named host for XDMCP
-broadcast broadcast for XDMCP
-multicast [addr [hops]] IPv6 multicast for XDMCP
-indirect host-name contact named host for indirect XDMCP
-port port-num UDP port number to send messages to
-from local-address specify the local address to connect from
-once Terminate server after one session
-class display-class specify display class to send in manage
-cookie xdm-auth-bits specify the magic cookie for XDMCP
-displayID display-id manufacturer display ID for request
-kb disable the X Keyboard Extension
+kb enable the X Keyboard Extension
[+-]accessx [ timeout [ timeout_mask [ feedback [ options_mask] ] ] ]
enable/disable accessx key sequences
-ardelay set XKB autorepeat delay
-arinterval set XKB autorepeat interval

Device Dependent Usage:

-fakebuttons : fake a three button mouse with Command and Option keys.
-nofakebuttons : don't fake a three button mouse.
-fakemouse2 <modifiers> : fake middle mouse button with modifier keys.
-fakemouse3 <modifiers> : fake right mouse button with modifier keys.
 ex: -fakemouse2 "option,shift" = option-shift-click is middle button.
-keymap <file> : read the keymapping from a file instead of the kernel.
-version : show the server version.

Options ignored in rootless mode: -size <height> <width> : use a screen resolution of <height> x <width>. -depth <8,15,24> : use this bit depth. -refresh <rate> : use a monitor refresh rate of <rate> Hz.

Fatal server error: Unrecognized option: Drive/michael/.serverauth.7546

Quitting Xquartz...
font_cache: Done
giving up.
xinit:  Operation timed out (errno 60):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.


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