The X window system (or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for GUIs, commonly on Unix based systems.

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Change installation directory of XQuartz on Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion doesn't include X11 any more, and XQuartz is the substitute. Having installed it, I see that XQuartz 2.7.2 installs in the non-standard (though commonly used) directory /opt. It also ...
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Cabal won't configure X11 in Mountain Lion

I need to run cabal install X11 >=1.5.0.0 && <1.6 But it fails when configuring: Resolving dependencies... Configuring X11-1.5.0.1... configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: ...
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Xquartz crash infinite loop in Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to get Xquartz to work in Mountain Lion, but when I click it, it starts up, then crash, then starts up again etc. It loops like this until I reboot or logout. My console says this for ...
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X11 Forwarding with my Entire Screen

I am able to ssh to my Linux computer which is on the same network as my Mac. From the Linux machine, I can ssh to my Macbook. I am currently at work and I want to forward my Mac's display to the ...
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How do I cycle through windows without bringing each to the fore?

I'm from a Linux background trying to get used to the differences with Mac OS X. I've gotten resigned to the fact that to switch from one window to another I first need to switch Apps via CMD+Tab and ...
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X11 for CrossOver on Mountain Lion

In my newly-installed Mountain Lion system: when I try to run CrossOver, which requires X11, I get the following error message: Apple's Web Page indicates that this is not the expected behavior: ...
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X11 keeps crashing with “Cannot establish any listening sockets”, I cleared /tmp but it still crashes

Started X11 on Lion today, now it keeps crashing over and over - can't get it to stop. Cannot establish any listening sockets 1) is there any way to stop this over and over again? 2) is there a ...
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Enlightenment on Lion - make default WM

I ran the Enlightenment e16.dmg file from here, http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki/MACOSX , it works pretty good, but it runs on top of the mac osx default Window Manager (Quartz Compositor? i think ...
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How do I prevent X11 opening an xterm when it starts?

When I start the X11.app then it launches an xterm automatically. I've long since switched from the "ordinary" xterm to rxvt-unicode so the initial xterm just hangs around like a wallflower never ...
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Can not start XQuartz

I can't start Inkscape and Gimp. I have the latest Xcode and the latest xQuartz installed. My logs shows: 6/2/12 1:30:15.957 PM org.macosforge.xquartz.startx: lockfile: Sorry, giving up on ...
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Allow the Terminal.app to pass command key based keystrokes to terminal programs

I want to allow programs running in the terminal the ability to interpret the keyboard short cut Cmd + S I have already Remapped the Terminals' default binding of Cmd + S to Ctrl + S via the ...
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unable to run ddd on mac

I am trying to install ddd debugger on my MAC. It installed fine, however when I try to run it I get the following error: bash-3.2$ ddd test Error: No `Ddd' application defaults file To resolve this ...
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Run remote applications on Os X like X11 does

Is there any application that can be installed in Os X (Lion) that will allow a person to run applications from the host system on a guest system, displaying only the windows for the application? In ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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Why doesn't X11/XQuartz start on Lion?

After upgrading to Lion, X11 doesn't start. I downloaded XQuartz 2.7.0, it doesn't start either. The crash dialog mentions the following problem: X11: Dyld Error Message: Library not ...
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Are there any ways to improve the font rendering in X11.app / XQuartz?

I use WingIDE for Python development and it runs under X Windows. The X11 font rendering is driving me crazy. Are there any tricks for getting better fonts in an X Server on MacOS / Lion? Sample image ...
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Can homebrew and macports work together to let Firefox-X11 be installed?

I want to install firefox-x11 but theres no repo in homebrew, only macports seems to have one, hence I'm at a loss how to get firefox-X11 on a system that relies on homebrew for OSS. The way I'd ...
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X takes a long time to load under Lion

I recently upgraded to Lion. X now takes a couple of minutes to load. Anybody know what to change to make this go faster?
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Where is X11's error log located in OSX Lion?

I'm trying to run the Xmonad window manager in X11 on OSX lion, I load Xmonad at x11 startup, and X11 just crashes, sometimes it does not. I'm just wondering how I can view some kind of error log to ...
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No Machine Remote Desktop Issue

I use the program No Machine to open up remote desktops to my development servers. I choose No Machine because the client software reportedly runs on Windows/Linux/Mac, but I am having trouble with ...
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How can I change default X11 application?

I compiled my own X11 Server for Mac OS X and want it to replace the original outdated X11.app supplied by Lion. How do I do that?
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Reinstalling X11 on Mac OS Lion

So my X11 is completely messed up. The problem started after using Octave/Gnuplot (installed through downloaded package, not MacPorts) to plot some data. After rebooting, when trying plotting again, ...
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Help getting Nautilus running under MacPorts

I have been trying to run Nautilus on OS X 10.6.8 without any luck. First, I installed MacPorts, then installed Nautilus. However when I try to run it from the command line, I am getting an error. I ...
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Methods to install X11 on Lion

My girlfriend recently ordered a MacBook Pro with Lion installed. For an online class she needs GIMP which depends on X11. What are my options to get it? Is there any Apple-sanctioned way to do the ...
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View desktop of *very remote* Ubuntu box from my MacBook Pro

So, I’ve searched for literally hours on this subject. Seen various solutions. But practically all of them are for people who want to see their Ubuntu desktop on their Mac, with both machines on the ...
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X11 application from 'administrator' account

Call me paranoid but my everyday account has no privileges. I have a 'administrator' account who is in wheel. When I want to perform administrative tasks, I open a terminal and do su - administrator ...
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Is X11 installed by default on Mac OS X?

I'm asking this because I'm considering distributing a commercial Windows application to mac users. The application would run in WINE, but WINE depends on X11. I've read that X11 is installed by ...
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Is X11 still used today?

I have had X11 installed on my Mac for quite some time (as long as I have owned it I think) and have never used it. Do applications still use X11 or is out outdated at this point? Should I "learn" how ...
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How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application?

I'm using an editor that requires X11 and for the most part it works well. I have many commands that use the Alt key and I like to navigate the menus this way as well, but the Alt key doesn't work ...
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How can I printscreen in X11 Environment?

I use Wireshark and it runs under X11 environment I want take some screenshot from wireshark windows but cmd + shift + 3 or cmd + shift + 4 or ... didn't work there is there any way that I could ...
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How can I install the X11 version of Firefox on Snow Leopard? (Preferably without MacPorts or Fink?)

I’m doing some screen-scraping using Selenium, a framework which lets you programmatically control web browsers on your system. I’m running it as part of a web app on a Linux server, and on my MacBook ...
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Why is Wine X11 not creating a window on my Mac?

I have the wine software on my mac and I have a little problem here: I try running my windows executable and I get this error in the console: Application tried to create a window, but no driver ...
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How can I install XJig on Snow Leopard? [closed]

I'm trying to install XJig on Snow Leopard 10.6.5. https://sourceforge.net/projects/xjig/ I've installed dependencies using Homebrew but am now getting this error when running make ...
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How to run Wireshark in the background without the GUI?

I am trying to run Wireshark on Mac OS X in the background. I installed the command line utilities, and so I am able to start Wireshark and capture packets using the command line. The only thing I ...