[PD] pdp in os x 10.4.7 / pd-extended 0.39.2

Yves Degoyon ydegoyon at free.fr
Fri Feb 2 19:46:40 CET 2007


both of your problems are very independent..

* first problem is that pdp_xv doesn't exist on OSX,
use pdp_glx instead
and don't forget to launch the X server before creating this window,
if this doesn't work, i don't know why..

* second problem ( the font problem )
is that you need the default font that pidip uses
which is helmetr.tff
and that the 'make install' in pidip should install..
you can get this font in the /fonts directory in pidip :


Daniel Arcé wrote:

>I'm trying to use pdp in os x 10.4.7 with pd-extended 0.39.2 (hc's version).
>My goal is to create a simple video window using pdp_xv, but I'm met with
>the error:
>pdp_xv: autocreate window
>pdp_xv: cant open display :0
>same with pdp_glx.
>Here are more details about my situation:
>I needed to install x11 from the Tiger cd. This solved the missing library
>problems. X11 now says it is "X11 1.1.1 - XFree86 4.4.0"
>I launched pd-extended by 1) clickin on it, and 2) from the xterm window
>via "open Pd-extended.app". The problem is the same either way.
>PD launches with the smallest of complaints, notably:
>pdp_text : severe error : could not load default font : no rendering !!!
>I found some source code floating around. It seems that the error comes
>from this method:
>   imlib_add_path_to_font_path("/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF");
>   font = imlib_load_font(DEFAULT_FONT);
>   if ( !font )
>   {
>      post( "pdp_text : severe error : could not load default font : no
>rendering !!!" );
>   }
>   imlib_context_set_font( font );
>I found the code in a google cache, so I don't know if it's current or what:
>Anyhow, all that to say that I went to that directory, and there are a
>number of .TTF files in it. For some reason DEFAULT_FONT is returning
>So my question again: How can I get pdp_xv to work on os x? Is the message
>"no rendering !!!" linked to my problem?
>I can create windows with GEM, but pdp falls on my desk.
>Any ideas?
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