Ha, starting from the the X-terminal works great! Thanks a lot guys..

Bin

On Dec 15, 2011, at 5:10 AM, Jeffrey Liu wrote:

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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