What I'm trying to do is after logging into the >console on my mac mini run safari. Its on 10.6.8 if that matters, I've tried a 10.8.3 machine. Once logged in, I login as root. From here is it possible to run a browser like Safari or Firefox?
open /Applications/Safari.app This gives
LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /Applications/Safari.app.
And I've also tried
open /Applications/Utilities/X11.app This throws a lot of errors on the 10.6.8 machine.
On the 10.8.3 machine with XQuartz installed i get the following:
font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches font_cache: Updating FC cache font_cache: Done xauth: file /var/root/.serverauth.5451 does not exist /opt/X11/bin/xinit: giving up /opt/X11/bin/xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused /opt/X11/bin/xinit: server error
Is this possible? Essentially my end goal is to, without buying Kiosk software, open GUI applications without finder or the dock.