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XDarwin + Gnome?
Authored by: Chas on Aug 30, '01 06:18:33AM

Thanks for the tip, it was the first completely straightforward instruction on installing XWindows that I've seen. But has anyone gotten Gnome or any other relatively modern window manager to install on top of this XFree886/XDarwin configuration? The window manager that comes with XFree86 looks like twm, it's pretty spartan. I installed Fink successfully, I tried to use Fink to install Gnome, it dies when it tries to install freetype or giflib. I'm stumped.

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XDarwin + Gnome?
Authored by: goEphs on Aug 31, '01 10:36:22AM

You can get the most excellent WindowMaker, which is an implementation
of NextStep, Gimp, and other X applications from:
accompanied with good installation instructions.
Best of Luck with XDarwin!

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try rebuild
Authored by: putamare on Sep 10, '01 11:26:36AM

I was having some trouble with a few packages like readline, but when I tried 'fink rebuild readline' it worked.

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Authored by: Roboman on Sep 24, '01 04:57:30AM

As an alternative I installed Xtools and even licensed it . I would like to get gimp and Nedit working . I have some experience on an Sgi running Irix. Some observations:
The client path seems to based on the fact that after installation all clients are placed in /usr/X11R6/bin/ , any new ones you have should then go here. I couldnt get absolute paths to work.
Installed mc but get "segmentation error" when i try to start it. Despite downloading and running the pkg as root. I am getting a bit suspicious of packages. I installed Apache/Php andMySQL all from the source and ignored pkg's they all worked fine.
Mouse buttons on Xtools do not work.
couldnt compile Nedit. Shame its a nice editor. I didnt percevere as much with the installation though so , when I get more time.....

if anyone has any tips on uninstalling stuff that would be usefull.
or any good faq's on XWindows


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Authored by: adrianu on Oct 07, '01 06:12:07AM

The NEdit homepage has a link to a Makefile that allows compilation of nedit for xtools.

Anoyone that wants it for use with XFree86/XDarwin, I have a link to precompiled binaries on the following page (as well as what may be some useful info to help with troubleshooting XDarwin problems):

Hope that helps!

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