OK - I need a whack with the clue-by-four

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by micsaund, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    #1
    I'm ready to install X11 support on my new PB15 and from what I've read on the Apple site for X11, it's already included with Panther on the discs.

    So, while I could certainly waste the bandwidth and download the installer from Apple, I would be interested to learn how one is supposed to install stuff from the "Software Install and Restore" discs that are included with the machine? I tried doing the "install" routine where I had to boot from the DVD, but that wanted to delete my OS or do a complete install. I didn't see any way to simply "update what's installed" (maybe I'm thinking too Windows-y). The only "installer" that runs without the reboot is for the Classic environment.

    Thus, here I am, presenting my Windows-thinking head for a smack with the clue-by-four to learn how to add/remove components from the OS itself. ;)

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. MikeLaRiviere macrumors regular

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    Look in the Disc

    Rather than perform a complete reinstallationl from the disc, simply insert the disc - the second one I believe - as you would any DVD. Open up the disc. In the Search pane, select "Selection" and type in "x11". In a few seconds the X11 installer package should appear. If it does not, try the first disc.

    If you have a broadband connection, downloading from apple.com shouldn't take too long (i.e., a few minutes maximum).

    Just out of curiosity, what X11 programs do you want to use? I only have one installed, Chimera, and I'm interested about what else is out there.

    Mike LaRiviere
     
  3. jywv8 macrumors 6502

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    I use it for Ethereal (http://www.ethereal.com/)....for work, not for fun.
     
  4. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    Yeah, I considered that, but if I don't learn the "proper" way to do things on a Mac, I'll never expand my abilities beyond the low-level "grab it and compile it myself" mentality that I already have ;)


    Nothing at the moment, but I have 2 FreeBSD servers and a Linux server in my house (in addition to the Winbloze machines) and I work on Linux/Solaris for my job, so I do frequently desire to run X based apps.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     

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