X11 help needed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Anorak, May 12, 2008.

  1. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    I just installed X11 for Mac OS X Leopard (currently running 10.5.2) and whenever I double click the X11 icon in Applications/Utilities, nothing happens. From what I've read, I should be seeing X11 in the dock, as well as an xterm window opening.

    Is there a step I'm missing? I just installed it off of the Leopard install disc.

    - Kyle
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Did you restart? What happens if you try and run the command "xterm" from the terminal?
  3. Anorak thread starter macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    Running "xterm" does nothing. However, in the Activity Monitor, I see that processes "xterm" and "X11" are running.
  4. iKwick7 macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2004
    The Wood of Spots, NJ
    Just stumbled upon this thread and I'm actually having the same problem (running 10.5.4). I was running 10.5.3 but then upgraded today after I noticed X11 wasn't running.

    I'm trying to get FreeCiv to run on my iMac. :)
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Install X11 from your Mac OS X DVD. Then download and install the latest version of Xquartz. That will fix most of the bugs in the Apple X11 distribution.

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