Friday, June 17, 2005

Getting X going with OpenDarwin 7.0.1

I got X going easily in OpenDarwin v7.0.1 ... it's nice to have multiple xterms ... but boy is it far from a desktop! I'm now trying to get the same going with OpenDarwin v7.2.1 ... but it seems that X is not included!?!?!

For OpenDarwin v7.0.1:

1. To get a GUI up, I created a .xinitrc in my home directory that contained:
  • /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm &
  • /usr/X11R6/bin/twm
2 .Add /usr/X11R6/bin to your path:
  • export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin
3. Edit the /etc/profile if you want to add to the path permanently. Add /usr/X11R6/bin to the existing path statement.

4. Type 'startx' and you ought to be off and running.

If you click (and hold) you'll get a menu so that you can open another XTerm, or exit the desktop.


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