XTerm application on MacOS X

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by findpankaj, May 4, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    I need an Xterm type of interface to do my development work. Is something included in X11SDK? I installed the package but the application is not getting invoked from /usr/X11R6/bin/Xquartz
    I am getting the following error:

    dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
    Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/bin/./Xquartz
    Reason: image not found
    Trace/BPT trap
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    Any idea about this?
    What are the tools you guys use for your work. I normally use humming bird software on my office PC. It provides a great interface to Unix servers.

    Even a basic Xterm type of application would also help. I don't like terminal software which my Mac has.

    Thanks.
     
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    X11 is great. It should be on your OS X install disk.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    I think that you will need to reinstall X11 from your OS X disc, X11 should just start on double-click and xterm should be there.

    (then again, if the only part you want is xterm, why not just use Terminal?)
     
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    Thanks. But is it included in X11SDK or another Software?
    I can't find on my OS Disk.
     
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    Ok. I will try once more. Thanks Guys!
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    On Tiger install disks, X11 is an option during the installation of OS X. If you did not select this when you installed OS X then you can download the installer for PPC from http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/~wgscott/xtal/x11.html
     
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    Eraserhead

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    you don't have to reinstall OS X to add X11, you just do a custom install of just that.
     
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    When I install my X11 its like on Optional or Additional Installs off of the Mac OS X DVD.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    Yes. To install X11, stick in your Tiger DVD, open up the disk in Finder and click on "Optional Installs". After clicking "OK", "Agree" etc, you should be faced with a list with check boxes. Click on the arrow next to "Applications" to expand the list, then click the check box next to "X11" and click "Install".
     
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    Why ever not? A terminal is a terminal is a terminal. You type text in, it spits text back out... About the only worthwhile innovation that I have ever seen in a terminal program on Mac/Linux/BSD is the ability to have multiple sessions open as child windows of the terminal app, rather than having to run a root window each time. And even that "improvement" wouldn't be enough for me to bother changing the default on my system...
     
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    The OP mentioned Humming Bird Software. Humming Bird is known (at least to me) for it's tunneling capabilities. Terminal lacks this, but X11 does not.
     
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    plinden

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    When I discovered VNC, I stopped using Hummingbird Exceed. Exceed worked fine, but any kind of flakey connection (e.g. from home) meant I lost the session.

    VNCserver on your Unix servers keeps the session information on the server itself, so if you lose a connection you can reconnect to exactly the same session.
     
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    yellow

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    Uhhh.. it's the same thing as an xTerm? Except no X11. :confused:
     
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    If all you want is an xterm then installing X11 is rather a heavy-weight approach.

    Personally, I don't have any problems with the OS X terminal program but there are some alternatives out there:

    iTerm
    MacWyse
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Except for tunnelling (Apparently, though i've never succeeded on my Mac) which lets you run applications with a GUI on your Mac remotely...
     
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    yellow

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    That would be covered under the 'no X11' clause of my post.. as it allows you to run X11 GUI apps from a remote UNIX box. ;)
     
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    Fair point, though I think thats probably what he want's to do, especially after mentioning eXceed which lets you do that on Windows...
     
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    savar

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    I've been able to SSH tunnel X11 on my mac. I connected to my Roomate's x86 running Gentoo...some apps didn't work, but I was able to run Firefox, plus all the goofy standards like Xeyes, etc. Never tried it across the internet though.
     
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    I've SSH'ed to the Server at my school, but like you said, never with X11 though... Hmmm... I wanna try.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

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    It works across the internet, I've even done it across the Atlantic (i.e. In Europe connecting to a computer in US), although that was a bit painful!
     

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