[Xquartz-dev] Leopard X11 Update

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Sun May 17 21:10:19 PDT 2009

On May 17, 2009, at 20:39, Bill Janssen wrote:

> Hmmm.  I just updated my laptop and my desktop to 10.5.7, then to X11
>  Laptop seems fine; X runs as normal on login.
> But on my desktop, if I click the /Applications/Utilities/X11.app, or
> put it in my Login Items, it appears for a few seconds, then  
> disappears.
> In my log file (my .xinitrc keeps this log file), I find this message:
>  Error: another clipboard is already running
> This is from xclipboard, which I run as the "blocking" client at the  
> end
> of the .xinitrc file.

Well that's your problem.

1) Don't use ~/.xinitrc.  Use ~/.xinitrc.d instead

2) Let the WM be the exec'd application, not a clipboard manager.

3) If you want to use xclipboard, you need to disable some of  
xpbproxy's behavior.
    Look in X11->Preferences->Clipboard

> So is this release already automagically running a clipboard or
> pasteboard?

I don't really understand this question.

> Is this built into quartz-wm now?

The pasteboard proxying was being done by quartz-wm.  As of 2.3.2, it  
is done entirely by a thread in the Xserver (an updated version of the  
code that was formerly in quartz-wm) with support for proxying  

> What's weirder is that if I start Terminal, then start an xterm from
> that, the whole X11 server and my .xinitrc start up just fine.

Maybe xclipboard is winning the race in this case.

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