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Use Xnest to run X11 sessions in a window
Authored by: nobody on Feb 07, '04 02:39:35AM
You can have a double-clickable command on your desktop to start X11 and then the Window-manager:
make a shell script like:

#!/bin/sh
open /Applications/Utilities/X11.app
xinit ~/.xinitrc.wmaker -- /usr/X11R6/bin/Xnest :3 -geometry 1280x1024 &
and name it "X11.command".
Of course, this only works if you have to set the DISPLAY variable in your .cshrc file:

if ${?REMOTEHOST} == "1" then
        setenv DISPLAY {$REMOTEHOST}:0.0
 else
        setenv DISPLAY :0.0
        setenv TERM vt100
endif
I have no shortcuts in the Applications Menu of Apples X11 installed, so no annoying terminal window opens after X11 starts.
This way X11 launches "fullscreen" on my second monitor.


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Use Xnest to run X11 sessions in a window
Authored by: PubGuy on Feb 08, '04 11:29:51PM

QUESTION: I've got a G4 iMac LCD that has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 and need to run an xsession on it that is designed for 1280 x 1024. Will Xnest allow me to either (1) run the program in a scaled window or (2) provide me with a scollable window?

Anyone know? Thanks!



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