Where do I get X11?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by leddedup, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. leddedup, Oct 6, 2005
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010

    leddedup macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2005
    I'm new to the Mac, and I need to have an X-windows emulator so that I can use hspice on the Stanford cluster. Searching google, I see that Apple offers a free emulator called X11, yet they don't appear to have it on their site anymore. What gives? Where can I go to find an emulator.

  2. javiercr macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2005
    by the way, it is not an emulator, it is a window server that runs natively on max osx as it is based on unix
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    X11 should be on your installation CD/DVD. It's an optional package when you install; can't remember if you can install it separately or not after the fact.

  4. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    On recent macs I believe that installing X11 is an option during the OS X install. A previous poster provided a link to the stand-alone installer.
  5. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    You can install X11 separately after the fact. Its considered an extra, and you should be able to find the installer package on one of the MacOS X installation CDs/DVD
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    You may already have it in your Applications> Utilities folder.
  7. wala macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    The X11 on Apple's Downloads site only works with Panther... if you have tiger, you need your installation CDs. I think X11 is on the first one, under something like "Optional Installs"
  8. petfle macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2005

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