[GRASS5] Bad Fifo! - Mac OS X

Jeshua Lacock jeshua at SierraMaps.com
Fri Jan 26 19:24:31 EST 2001

On Friday, January 26, 2001, at 12:49 AM, Jeshua Lacock wrote:

> Ok, the GUI seems usable with this build (unlike betas 9 & 10), however I cannot start a 
> monitor.  Here is the output from the command line "d.mon": 
> GRASS 5.0beta11 > d.mon start=x0 
> using default visual which is TrueColor 
> Visual is read-only or using a private colormap 
> ncolors: 32768 
> allocating memory... 
> /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.1a: Operation not supported 
> Graphics driver [x0] started 
> Please start graphics monitor <x0>. 
> Error - Graphics monitor <x0> not running! 
> Problem selecting x0. Will try once more 
> Please start graphics monitor <x0>. 
> Error - Graphics monitor <x0> not running! 
> I just reformatted my drive, installed Mac OS X and all the libraries, etc., and the 
> Grass5 11 beta source code and I am stumped. The fifos are there.  Any ideas?? 

Hi all,

Could it be possible because I compiled as root?  I am usually root when I am doing system administration and the make script issued a warning concerning running as root and I continued anyways..

I am about to install Xfree86 4.02 with a Aqua patch so it runs inside the the Mac OS X Aqua interface to see if maybe that helps.  I am also going to make a distribution and install it on another machine or two..

Should install tcltk 8.3.2?  I am using 8.0.5 now.

I personally don't really need the GUI, however the build is far from complete (for most users) without it.


Jeshua Lacock
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