Apple X11
Apple X11 2.6.3
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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.
What's New
Version 2.6.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.7







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Apple X11 User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Negritude commented on 08 Oct 2011
A note about X11 on Lion:

http://lists.apple.com/archives/X11-users/2011/Jul/msg00032.html
[Version 2.3.5]


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clotter commented on 04 Jan 2007
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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# snip

defaults write com.apple.x11 enable_stereo -bool true

# end snip

# start the window manager

exec quartz-wm


Cheers,

Joseph
[Version 1.1.3]


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jenjohn commented on 17 Nov 2006
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?
[Version 1.1.3]


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bedouin commented on 02 Nov 2006
No, I definitely do since I use it everyday.
[Version 1.1.2]


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bedouin commented on 01 Nov 2006
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.
[Version 1.1.2]

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drewx0r replied on 01 Nov 2006
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.
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Mathias replied on 02 Nov 2006
it showed up on my MacBook Pro via Software Update
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Ferruccio Busoni replied on 02 Nov 2006
Shows up on my iMac Core Duo. Perhaps you don't have X11 installed on your MacBook?
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Holypoly replied on 26 Dec 2006
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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Sep 2005
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?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
I think it's because X11 is already installed with Tiger
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nicecaman replied on 01 Dec 2005
I was just wondering about that, since it doesnt show up in Spotlight.
Puzzling, I find.
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sausband replied on 02 Dec 2005
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.
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oemb1905 commented on 18 Dec 2005
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
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Leif Heflin replied on 14 Apr 2006
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.
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SGUITTON commented on 02 Nov 2006
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 ;(
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Mar 2004
Amazing. X11 Panther is easy to use (nothing to do, just click the icon) and stable. Works perfectly with The Gimp and Cine Paint.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Oct 2003
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Oct 2003
XFree86 now is 4.3.0
[Version 1.0]


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Lewish commented on 28 Oct 2003
In Panther the X11 app in Utilities said it was version 1.0. Then I download this, "upgraded" it through the package installer, and now I have a spiffy new X11 app at version 1.0.

,,,so what's the difference exactly?
[Version 1.0]


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Mr.Bricolage had trouble on 29 Dec 2006
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?
[Version 1.1.3]

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clotter replied on 04 Jan 2007
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

Eat_A_Peach rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 2.6.3]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 2.6.3]



A7n rated on 11 Jun 2011

[Version 2.3.5]



Vinninxx rated on 02 Apr 2011

[Version 2.3.5]



fernandomaria rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 2.3.5]



Ruthless rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 2.3.5]


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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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