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X Error on startup - Mac OS X

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This FAQ applies to: Any version.

ADT/PMV fails to start on Mac.

Case 1 - X11 is not installed.

X11 is a prerequisite for ADT/PMV and Vision. X11 can typically be found on the Mac OS X installation DVD. Scroll down in the 'Mac OS X Install disc' window and locate "Optional Installs". Double click to start the Installer, at the 'Installation Type' stage open the Applications category, select X11 and proceed. Once installed, be sure to run Software Update to obtain the latest version of X11.


Case 2 - BasAllloc error mesassage.

X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for  operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 150 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)
Serial number of failed request: 1758
Current serial number in output stream: 1759
Please disable stereo visuals (see below), quit X11 and run ADT/PMV again:
$ defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool false

by Sargis Dallakyan last modified 2007-10-09 15:11
Contributors: Christoph Weber
Molecular Graphics Laboratory, TSRI

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