Followed all procedures, but Ardour no worky.

Well, I’m running 10.4.8

I installed X11 from the DVD.

I configured Jack so the output is my Mac Pro’s digital out. 44.1 KHz sample rate.

I launched JackPilot and hit “Start” in the little window.

I launched X11, then launched Ardour.

Nothing happened… Ardour crashes immediately. I tried re-installing Ardour and X11 to no avail. Replaired permissions, etc. Still nothing, so here’s the Console output; first, the Console log after starting X11:

XFree86 Version 4.4.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
_XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
[DRI] screen 0 installation complete
Screen 0 added: 1600x1024 @ (0,0)
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
Dec 11 05:48:12 Mac-Pro crashdump[984]: xterm crashed

And now, after starting Ardour:

bash: no job control in this shell
2007-12-11 05:49:36.040 defaults[1011]
The domain/default pair of (.GlobalPreferences, AppleCollationOrder) does not exist
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.6.dylib
Referenced from: /Applications/
Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
/usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.6.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture
Dec 11 05:49:36 Mac-Pro crashdump[1019]: ardour crashed

So it looks as though X11 ain’t happenin’ right, either. I’ve installed it twice from the DVD, and repaired permissions. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any assistance…


You know, I think I may have found the solution, as stated here:

In other words, I think I may have installed the PowerPC version of X11 rather than the Intel version. I am on a Mac Pro, after all.

Anyone know where I can get an Intel-compatible version? I’d have thought it would’ve been on my Tiger DVD, but I think my install DVD may have been made pre-Intel. Or something.


Bingo! X11 v1.1.3 did it!

All I had to do was go here:

…and download the X11 update to version 1.1.3.

Maybe this will help someone with an Intel mac…