Fixing X11 on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

I had some trouble getting to work. No idea why it stopped working all of a sudden, I don't think I did anything strange that might break it. I got:

idefisk:/Applications/Utilities tim$ ./

XFree86 Version 4.4.0 / X Window System

(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)

[DRI] screen 0 installation complete

Screen 0 added: 1280x800 @ (0,0)

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

exec: No such file or directory

Quitting XDarwin...

idefisk:/Applications/Utilities tim$

While researching this, I came across this page describing how to make Tiger's X11 work on Leopard. It included the following step:

The final step is to edit the file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and go to the bottom of the file and replace "exec quartz-wm" with "exec /usr/X11R6/bin/quartz-wm".

Well, my Tiger didn't even have an /etc/X11/xinit directory. So I created it and added the xinitrc file with that one line. Now my works again. Yay!

Hope this helps someone else.

Update: Fixed the title. Tiger is of course 10.4, not 10.5.


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