I am trying to compile HelloWorld in Java under Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and I get this compiler error:

java[51692:903] Can't open input server /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor

It happens when I am using terminal command javac and when I am trying to do this in NetBeans. I was trying to open folder "Inquisitor", but I have no access to folder, even if I login as root user.

What is going on?

  • How was this off-topic on SO?
    – Hassan
    Jun 11 '12 at 7:37
  • @Hassan Running a compiler in an odd (configured wrong, outdated) environment is not a programming question. Nov 24 '12 at 22:13
  • Please check this answer. Maybe Inquisitor need to be updated. Please check the version and compare if it is compatible.
    – Pawel
    Feb 14 '16 at 10:55

Try this in ApplicationUtilitiesTerminal.app:

sudo chmod -R 777 /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor

Where 777 are read/write/execute flags for all users for all files in director /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor. Explained here.


Try removing it:

sudo rm -rf /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor/
  • 3
    -1: Not necessarily a good idea to go around removing stuff you think might be causing a problem.
    – Wuffers
    Jul 28 '11 at 5:42

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