X11 weirdness

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  1. guy noir

    guy noir New Member

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    I downloaded and successfully installed Gimp 2.6.6 and X11 1.1.1, upgraded X11 to version 1.1.3. After playing with GIMP a few times X11 behaves strangely. Now, I cannot quit. If I quit GIMP, all I have is a gray screen. I have to force quit X11 to get out. I can leave GIMP via on-line help, and quit X11 from the dock. If I launch X11 alone, I get a gray screen and have to force quit. So it seems that the problem is not with GIMP but with X11.

    I am asking this question here, because I couldn't find an answer at Apple.com.
    Any ideas?

    Thank you.
    Guy Noir

    PS I am running OSX 10.4.11 on a G5 iMac
  2. ~suv

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    Indeed.

    It appears that you turned on the 'Full Screen' mode. Use 'Command+Option+A' to leave full screen mode, then open X11 Preferences > Output and uncheck 'Enable the Enter Full Screen menu' to disable the X11 root window.

    hth, ~suv
  3. guy noir

    guy noir New Member

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    ;D That did the trick. Thanks.
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    also worked for me but still no luck opening Gimp :(
    both X 11 and Gimp stay open for a second and then close again
  5. Chou

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    when i try to run it from terminal i get

    Last login: Wed Sep 16 11:37:08 on console
    Welcome to Darwin!
    vc-41-5-51-59:~ Kadiatou$ /Applications/Gimp.app/Contents/MacOS/Gimp; exit
    The application 'gimp-2.6' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
    most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
    the application.
    logout
    [Process completed]

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