X11 ????

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by wxgeek, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. wxgeek macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    There is an X11 app in the Utilities section of the screen. When I run it
    I get a blank screen and an xterm window. That is all! No window manager...no menu system...etc. So how do I exit the X11 utility? If I quit the xterm window I am left with a blank screen with no obvious way to get back to my normal Mac display.

    So in my frustration...I downloaded what I thought was an updated/expanded version of X11. No the X11 utility won't start.

    So my questions are:

    1) How do I recover the X11 utility? (w/o purchasing another copy of Lion)

    2) If I can recover it...how do you exit out of it gracefully?


  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Where did you get the X11 update?

    1. If you don't have a recovery partition of the Lion installer, you can re-download the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion installer via Mac App Store (MAS) without purchasing it again, since you already purchased it.
    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

    2. To exit out of an application, just press CMD+Q or does that not work?

    PS: For what do you want to use X11? Gimp?
  3. wxgeek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    Thanks for the quick response!

    I use X11 for a suite of applications from Unidata that I use to view numerical weather model data.


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