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X11 Xnest and X on 10.5

Unread postby mnorton » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:04 pm


On my old MBP running 10.4.9 with xcode installed I was able to X or Xnest into my SGI.
My new iMac has 10.5.x and xcode installed, but no X or Xnest.

Any ideas? Is it still included with xcode?

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Re: X11 Xnest and X on 10.5

Unread postby kjaer » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:50 pm

Apple's X11.app was never part of Xcode, though it may have been distributed on the Dev Tools discs (maybe? I can't recall off the top of my head).

The X11.app package for 10.5 is on the 10.5 discs, somewhere, though not installed by default. I can't tell you exactly where to find it, but if you put the disc(s) in a running system, it's not difficult to find and install.

Xnest is still included, though it has a bug causing you to have to type space twice to register one on the X client. It's pretty annoying, and Apple's stance on fixing it (not fixing it) is even more so: "Maybe in 10.6"
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Re: X11 Xnest and X on 10.5

Unread postby josehill » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:39 pm

Look for "Optional Installs" on the Leopard DVD.

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Re: X11 Xnest and X on 10.5

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:31 pm

You can also download a more up-to-date version from the XQuartz site:

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