HowTo: Install Linux Desktop Environments on Mac

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    #1
    If you haven't installed X11 - good, don't
    If you have follow this http://www.appletalk.com.au/articles/index.php?article=12088 until you uninstall X11 then get back here.
    If some of you have looked into HowTo: Install Ubuntu on Mac , we've discussed this a lot, so I figure why not make another thread make it easier on you guys.
    1. Download Fink from http://fink.sf.net/ get your version for your mac. 0.8.0 - Tiger, 0.7.2 - Panther, 0.5.4, Jaguar
    2. Install Fink and copy FinkCommander to your Applications folder.
    3. Open up terminal and type in: sudo pico /sw/etc/fink.conf and look for "Trees". After stable/crypto type in: unstable/main unstable/crypto
    Press CTRL+O, Enter, CTRL+X - to save and exit.
    4. Try running:
    fink selfupdate
    fink index
    fink scanpackages
    I think only one of those worked for me, so you're still good.
    5. Have Terminal opened again and type in: fink install xfree86 [but if that doesn't work try]: sudo apt-get install xfree86
    6. Install whatever window manager you want - let's do KDE cause it looks good (I hope you have high speed internet otherwise this will take a while):
    type in terminal
    sudo apt-get install bundle-kde
    sudo apt-get install kdebase3
    7. Open up XDarwin - that's what fink installed besides apt-get and a lot of others - choose rootless and type in kwin then startkde in the xterm's that are open. If your OS is lower than 10.3.9 - update - as for Tiger I don't know.
    8. It should have worked YAY!
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    Optional stuff:
    Here are some other window managers/desktops you can install.
    sudo apt-get install enlightenment
    sudo apt-get install bundle-gnome
    sudo apt-get install icewm
    sudo apt-get install blackbox
    sudo apt-get install fvwm
    sudo apt-get install fvwm95
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    Now if you want to run it in a Window - like an 800x600 window see the link I gave the X11 installers. That tells you how to put it in a Window.
    I really honestly believe this is how I installed all of the Window Managers and all that, but if it doesn't work, please post - I can help you as soon as you do.
     
  2. csubear macrumors 6502a

    csubear

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    #2
    here a pic of me running kicker on my mac, from my linux box ;)
     

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  3. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    Good job. I have KDE as well. I'm posting a screenshot to show you guys what it looks like for mine. Also note, this is my iBook 500MHz, so you don't need a high class system to do / run this stuff either.
     

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  4. redview macrumors newbie

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    I just want to point the fact that everything works ok with Apple's X11 1.1.
    I run a kicker on the left side of the screen and with this i start every kde app i want!
    just great!!

    redview
     

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