Error opening consed with "Introduction to Consed"

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Error opening consed with "Introduction to Consed"

Post by cpinegar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:14 pm

After downloading the appropriate package/folder for the tutorial and running the command line
>~/workshop/edit_dir/ >consed &

we recieved the following error message:

~/workshop/edit_dir/ >consed &
[1] 2310
~/workshop/edit_dir/ >Darwin Version: 9.8.0
no ~/.consedrc file so no user resources will be used--that's ok
no ./.consedrc file so no project-specific resources--that's ok
couldn't open readOrder.txt--that's ok
_X11TransSocketINETConnect: Can't get address for /tmp/launch-ipeZuY/
Error: Can't open display: /tmp/launch-ipeZuY/:0

help please

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Error opening consed

Post by wleung » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:57 pm

Due to changes in Mac OS 10.5, there is a new program called launchd that controls the display settings for X11. launchd set up a temporary variable (e.g. /tmp/launch-XXXX) that Consed cannot interpret. Consequently, Consed cannot identify the DISPLAY to render its windows.

In step 7 of the detailed installation guide, it describes three additional steps that you need to perform in systems running on 10.5. In particular, you need to explicitly set the DISPLAY variable to :0.0 by adding the following in your .cshrc file:

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setenv DISPLAY :0.0
To fix this problem permanently, you can also disable launchd from setting the DISPLAY variable in X11:

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sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ org.x.X11.plist

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