Totally Lost

Bert Saxby
2003-04-28
2003-04-28
  • Bert Saxby

    Bert Saxby - 2003-04-28

    Sorry guys.  Total Darwin newbie here.  Here's what I've done so far.  Downloaded Darwin I believe
    6.0.2 from Apple's? website...at least that's where the originating link was.  Burned the ISO and installed on my P2-333 Intel machine.  Everything seems to work as I can login to the root shell.  That's all I have at the moment since I cannot seem to get a GUI to run.  If I run ./XDarwin, X starts up but does not load a window manager.  I end up stuck with just an X cursor and that goofy blank background.  Do I need to specify -quartz to get a GUI?  I'm at work right now and the machine is at home but I've been doing some reading today and it sounds like maybe -quartz might help.    Any pointers and where to go from here.  I've read a lot of material today but most sites seem rather dated is sourceforge the most active forum? 

     
    • Torrey T. Lyons

      Torrey T. Lyons - 2003-04-28

      You have to add /usr/X11R6/bin to your path. How you do this depends on the shell you are using. There is a lot of help on setting this up on the web. See particularly <http://fink.sourceforge.net/doc/x11/index.php>.

      Once you have your path set correctly, you should start XFree86 with the command "startx". You don't want to start XDarwin directly or you will end up without an usable X clients as you noticed.

       
    • Bert Saxby

      Bert Saxby - 2003-04-28

      Thx.

       

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