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I tried to install xquartz but gave up half way, so i'm trying to remove it and go back to X11. I followed all the instructions here: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X11-UsersFAQ But i think its not properly done, because when i try to start wireshark (which uses X), i get the following error:

(wireshark-bin:846): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: 

Can someone help explain how i can ensure X11 is all set up right?

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I think its something to do with my DISPLAY environment var. When i do 'set' from the terminal, there's no DISPLAY var set. Does that matter? –  Chris Feb 23 '11 at 3:23
    
Heres something interesting in the output from when i try 'startx' from terminal: X11.app: No launchd socket handed off, unsetting DISPLAY –  Chris Feb 23 '11 at 3:36
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It's time you accept your own answer. This topic was just bumped to the front page by Community. –  Daniel Beck Apr 4 '11 at 20:48

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Found a solution:

http://lists.apple.com/archives/x11-users/2010/Aug/msg00012.html

The bit i needed was the following:

launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.x.startx.plist
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