Problems building Firefox 1.0.r2 on FreeBSD 5.3 RC2

kevin godfrey daemon.kevin at
Sat Nov 6 14:05:34 PST 2004

On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 16:44:10 -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke
<marcus at> wrote:
> This last part should be /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvfb :1001.

Doh!  Sorry about that.
Thanks for pointing that out.  Here is the output from the correct command :)

>From within an aterm:

mako# su - root -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit
/usr/X11R6/lib/firefox-1.0/firefox-bin --install-global-extension
/usr/X11/bin/Xvfb :1001"

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
        If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
        and start again.

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.X.Org
 for help.

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

giving up.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit:  unable to connect to X server
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

And here is the output from the command line, no xserver running:

mako# su - root -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit /usr/X11R6/firefox/lib/firefox-1.0/run- /usr/X11R6/lib/firefox-1.0/firefox-bin --install-global-extension /us
r/X11/bin/Xvfb :1001"

Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 5.3 i386 [ELF]
Current Operating System: FreeBSD 5.3-RC2 FreeBSD 5.3-RC2 #1:
Wed Nov  3 15:10:59 PST 2004     root at
O i386
Build Date: 03 November 2004
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Nov  6 14:00:36 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  no program named "/
usr/X11R6/firefox/lib/firefox-1.0/" in PATH

Specify a program on the command line or make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin
is in your path.

waiting for X server to shut down

Ok... my root path is the following:

path    (/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/sbin
/usr/local/bin /usr/X11R6/bin /root/bin)

Also, just in case it makes a difference, here is my /etc/make.conf file:

mako# cat /etc/make.conf
CFLAGS= -O -pipe

# -- use.perl generated deltas -- #
# Created: Thu Nov  4 12:20:27 2004
# Setting to use base perl from ports:

Thanks again for the help!

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