Installing XFree86 on Mac OS X
Subject:   Fatal server error
Date:   2001-12-12 13:34:26
From:   b2ee
Response to: Fatal server error

I received the same error after installing first from source, then from binary. My $path was set correctly as well. I found a clue on the following page . In the end, it worked when I started it like such: % startx -- -quartz.

Note the two dashes before -quartz. That did the trick for me.