[IPython-User] Why is iPython using X11?
Wed Nov 17 01:51:42 CST 2010
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 4:36 AM, Piet van Oostrum <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have installed iPython 0.10.1 on my MacBook with Mac OS X Snow Leopard
> (10.6.4) and when I start it it starts up X11. I would like to know what
> is causing this and how I can prevent this because I don't want to use
> X11 with it. It is not matplotlib I think because importing matplotlib
> in a normal Python session doesn't do this, and I have configured it to
> use Aquaterm for displaying plots. The previous version I had installed
> (I guess 0.9 something) didn't do this.
sorry about this, it's actually a bug in 0.10.1. We have it fixed
*one form of it* in the upcoming 0.10.2:
0.10.2 hasn't been released yet, but you can get a tarball for it from
But I'm worried now that my fix only covered the case where things
would crash if gtk couldn't be opened. However, what you are seeing
is different, and I think that fix won't help in your case.
If you could install that 0.10.2 (from the tarball or from a git repo,
if you're following the source) and let us know what happens, I'd be
That spurious starting of X11 should definitely *not* be happening, so
I'd like to have it fixed before putting 0.10.2 out (which is going to
consist mostly of just gtk-related bugfixes, so all the more reason to
do this right).
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