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Apple X11 for Mac OS X offers a complete X Window System implementation for running X11-based applications on Mac OS X. Based on the de facto-standard for X11, the open source XFree86 project, X11 for Mac OS X is compatible, fast and fully integrated with Mac OS X. It includes the full X11R6.6 technology including a window server, libraries and basic utilities such as xterm.

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Version 2.6.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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OS X 10.7

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Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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A note about X11 on Lion:

http://lists.apple.com/archives/X11-users/2011/Jul/msg00032.html

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Version 2.3.5
clotter Member IconComment+0
clotter
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Hi,

I had the same problem with VMD 1.8.5 and 1.8.3 until I added the apple supplied comment to my .xinitrc file in my home directory. VMD works
locally after restarting X windows.

BUT!!! Importing another VMD session, say from
a LINUX box, does not work even with this fix.


vi .xinitrc ;;; then insert this line before the end

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.
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# snip

defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool true

# end snip

# start the window manager

exec quartz-wm


Cheers,

Joseph

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Version 1.1.3
Mr.Bricolage Member IconComment+0
Mr.Bricolage
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I am a fairly new Mac-user and have a question: the text to the update says 'To tell X11 to take advantage of stereo visuals, enter:
$ defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool true'

Where do I enter that command line?

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Version 1.1.3
clotter
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Put the line in your ~/.xinitrc file then restart X.


vi .xinitrc ;;; then insert this line before the end

.
.
.

# snip

defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool true

# end snip

# start the window manager

exec quartz-wm

jenjohn Member IconComment+0
jenjohn
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hi -
i downloaded this update for my intel imac and now it appears that i am unable to run VMD (http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/)
(i run vmd_linux remotely on my mac from our lab cluster headnode). It just crashes immediately after opening, with a segmentation fault.
When i use strace, i seem to have errors in with GLX (as one would expect!) eventhough I have done the "defaults" update command as recommended. Has anyone else had this or a similar problem?

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Version 1.1.3
bedouin Member IconComment+95
bedouin
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No, I definitely do since I use it everyday.

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Version 1.1.2
bedouin Member IconComment+95
bedouin
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This showed up as an update on my PowerMac, but not on my MacBook. I downloaded the installer for my MacBook, and it said the install was not needed. Both machines are running 10.4.8.

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Version 1.1.2
drewx0r
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My guess is that the issues that it addresses only crop up when running X11 on PowerPC architecture. I know little, though, so this is just a theory.

Mathias
+0

it showed up on my MacBook Pro via Software Update

Ferruccio Busoni
+0

Shows up on my iMac Core Duo. Perhaps you don't have X11 installed on your MacBook?

Holypoly
+0

You can extract and then install the new version over your old X11 installation by using Pacifist.
This is the method I used and had success with, after even a re-install of X11 from the Tiger Installer disc wasn't recognised by the updater.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

I'm trying to install x11 on my iBook running Tiger. I keep getting a message in the installer when selecting a volume to install on. The message says "newer software exists, x11 will not install".

Any suggestions?

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

I think it's because X11 is already installed with Tiger

nicecaman
+0

I was just wondering about that, since it doesnt show up in Spotlight.
Puzzling, I find.

sausband
+0

I just had the same issue on a brand spanking new G5 and found the xllsdk.pkg file through spotlight. I tried the install from there and it worked fine. Good luck.

oemb1905
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X11 comes on the Tiger DVD - you have to reinstall and choose options and then select the x11 package since it is not part of the default install. I would also find the Developer package and install it, since if you like or need x11 capabilities, you will want these toys as well.

Jonathan Haack

Leif Heflin
+0

You don't have to re-install. What I did was put in "Mac OSX Install Disc 1" and opened "Optional Installs". When you get to the page with the checkboxes, click the arrow next to Applications and check X11. Install.

SGUITTON
+0

Same issue… updating or re-installing from apple new downloaded full installer says that a newer version already exists on the mac… but I can't find it ;(

Jonathan Member IconComment+0
Jonathan
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okay - x11 does not necessarilly come installed and it can be used by any mac user. panther vs. darwin? heh? i use both and need X11, because Apple did not install it on my mini and I cannot do a clean install every time anything goes wrong. and you don't need to reinstall everything . . .

j

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

Amazing. X11 Panther is easy to use (nothing to do, just click the icon) and stable. Works perfectly with The Gimp and Cine Paint.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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The release is aimed more at users of Darwin rather than Panther. Yes, the page should say that it's not meant to be installed over 10.3's install. And yes, the installer probably should say that it's already installed. They don't. Get over it and move on, there's no need for name calling or Apple bashing.

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Version 1.0
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Version 2.6.3
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Version 2.3.5
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Version 2.3.5
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Version 2.3.5
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Version 2.3.5
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Downloads 102,275
Version Downloads 13,371
Type Utilities / System
License Updater
Date 13 Nov 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free