How to Install X11

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EricBrian, May 7, 2008.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    So, I thought it would be easy to find out how to install X11 on my mac. However, I can't seem to find out how to do that.

    Would somebody please help?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    Oh, I wish it were that easy.

    I can't find it on disk and I've tried to install it from the 10.5 DVD but still can't find it.

    Maybe you can tell me where it installs to?
     
  3. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to be a noob...but my wife and I just switching...she has the previous gen macbook which we bought in february before the update, and Im getting ready to ordre a new Imac in the next week or two. Anyway, I saw x11 on her macbook, but I dont know what it does.

    What does X11 do?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to go out on a limb but have you tried Spotlight?

    It's in /Applications/Utilities by the way.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X11

    Fraction of a second on Wikipedia. It took you longer to type that post then to search for the answer.
     
  5. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    No need to go out on a limb... you can just ask. Yep, tried it.

    And nope, not in /Applications/Utilities

    Anybody else have any idea?

    Thanks
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    reinstall it, because if it doesnt show up in spotlight...its not installed

    i didnt install mine, it came that way when i installed leopard
     

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  7. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    Thanks squeeks, that is what my original question was about. How to install it.
     
  8. PcBgone macrumors 6502

    PcBgone

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    Sorry, I dont spend eternity on Wikipedia...I didnt know it has now been raised to the status of Gospel Truth now...Gee maybe I should go edit my own thing on wikipedia, because we all know that if it is on there it must be true:rolleyes:
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I did say it was under Optional Installs. ;)

    First hit using Google.

    http://developer.apple.com/opensource/tools/X11.html

    Does my research need to have more credible sources to cite?
     

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  10. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    ...no one said every article on wikipedia was 100% true, but wikipedia might just be the greatest source of easily accessible information on the planet...

    and besides, what did you want him to do? spend half an hour typing all of that out for you?

    who is going to post intentionally false information in a technical topic?
     
  11. Delameko macrumors member

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    Well... you say that, but I didn't know what x11 was and I probably wouldn't have looked. But with you pasting a link I had a quick click and learned some interesting stuff...
     

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