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I think I broke X11

Discussion in 'GIMP for Mac' started by ditocoaf, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ditocoaf

    ditocoaf New Member

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    A while ago, I attempted to install Wine on my mac. This involved installing Xcode. Afterwards, I was distracted and never tried to do anything with Wine, so I have no clue whether it was successful or not. (I used this tutorial.)

    The next day, I tried to run GIMP, as I had thousands of times before. However, after the GIMP icon appeared in my dock, no X11 icon followed it, and GIMP failed to work. I attempted to launch X11 from it's .app, but there was no response. The GIMP icon continued to sit in the dock, doing nothing until I force-quit.

    Just today, I decided to do something about it. I decided that uninstalling X11 and reinstalling it would probably solve the problem. First, however, I decided to uninstall Wine and Xcode, thinking this might help. So I uninstalled wine using the same tutorial. Then, for some reason, I decided the best way to get rid of Xcode (which I had never bothered to take a look at) was delete the entire "Developer" folder from my hard drive, which I was pretty sure was new. As soon as I had done so, I realized it was probably a really stupid thing to do. After all this, X11 and GIMP were unsurprisingly still broken, so I went on to reinstalling X11.

    The first way I tried removing X11 was to simply delete it from the Utilities folder. I was met with a "You cannot delete X11 because it is running" message, so I went online for help and ended up following this tutorial to remove X11 via the terminal, along with the other things that accompany it. I then reinstalled X11 from my OSX install cd (I'm running 10.5.8 but the CD's a little over a year old and contains 10.5.2).

    Now things seem even more messed up. Attempting to run GIMP results in a momentary dock icon and then the message, "The application gimp-2.6 quit unexpectedly." Attempting to run X11 results in this dock icon and window:
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    Running GIMP via the terminal (in the way explained in the sticky in this very forum) has this result:
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    Alright, I've given a truckload of information here, and a giant wall of text, but I'm hoping that somewhere in this mess there's a clue that a more knowledgeable person can use. If there's a better place than here to ask about this sort of thing, I'm open to a referral, but this seems like the sort of problem that you guys would know about. Thanks for your time!
     
  2. lisanet

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    Just try running a Software Update. (you should get X11 at least 2.1.5)
    X11 from 10.5.2 is too old to run GIMP. X11 has chanded a lot since 10.5.2.

    If a Software Update doesn't give you teh most recent X11 (2.1.5) then you'll have to download and install a Combp Update to 10.5.8.

    -skl
     
  3. ditocoaf

    ditocoaf New Member

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    Thanks for replying!

    Software Update doesn't think there's any updates for me to download, and X11 itself isn't working for me to run an update check. Where can I get the most recent version of X11? Apple's download site doesn't seem to have what I'm looking for.
     
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    as I've already answerd...:

    -skl
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry; I didn't see that last part. What is a Combp Update?
     
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    Ah, okay. I went and installed the 10.5.8 Combo Update, and the problem was fixed! Than you so very much, lisanet!
     
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    Huh, unfortunately I don't have any script-fu knowledge. If you don't find an answer contact the development team and they should be able to help you.
     

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