Yes X11 comes with the Mac.  The simplest way to start the X server - Try
running an xterm.

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On Dec 15, 2011, at 8:08 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com>
wrote:

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:20 AM, BIN ZHANG <zhn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to install zim wiki on Mac 10.5.8, and so far not being
> successful.
>
> I installed pygtk through fink, and with that the zim installed fine.
> However, when I try zim on the terminal, nothing happens, no message, no
> gui...
> While trying 'zim -D', I got the following message:
>

...


> DHCP-21-187:~ bingo$
> /sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning:
> could not open display
>   warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)
> /sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zim/gui/pageview.py:2791: GtkWarning:
> gdk_cursor_new_for_display: assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
>   CURSOR_TEXT = gtk.gdk.Cursor(gtk.gdk.XTERM) #: the C{gtk.gdk.Cursor} for
> normal text
> ERROR: Error in child main:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zim/daemon.py", line 550, in spawn
>     self._main()
>   File "/sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zim/daemon.py", line 564, in _main
>     mod = __import__(modname)
>   File "/sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zim/gui/__init__.py", line 34, in
> <module>
>     from zim.gui.pageview import PageView
>   File "/sw/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zim/gui/pageview.py", line 2791,
> in <module>
>     CURSOR_TEXT = gtk.gdk.Cursor(gtk.gdk.XTERM) #: the C{gtk.gdk.Cursor}
> for normal text
> RuntimeError: could not create GdkCursor object
> DEBUG: Child exited 20665 (u'zim.gui.GtkInterface',
> u'file:///Users/bingo/Documents/zimwiki')
> INFO: Last instance quit - exiting daemon
> INFO: Stopped UnixSocketDaemon
>

It looks like Gtk can not find the display.

On linux I would say this probably means that either you don't have X
running, or your terminal doesn't have the environment variables set for
your X session.

However I have no idea how this is supposed to work on Mac. From what I
heard I believe you have an X window running on top of the Mac interface,
but not sure how that works.

Maybe some other Mac user can help ?  (Do we have any here ?)

Regards,

Jaap

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