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Friday, September 11, 2009

X11 on Snow Leopard

A few days ago I've got a shiny new MacBook Pro. Instead of coming with Snow Leopard installed, I've got a rebate on the price for the cost of the update to SL. I've installed Snow Leopard now but the disc does not contain a version of X11. As GIMP and Inkscape software depend on that I'm searching for the right version to install. I could use some help if you already know where to pull it from.

Update: I'm happily running the GIMP on Snow Leopard. Contrary to my claim above, X11 is included on Snow Leopard, you'll find it in the Applications part of the optional install package.


  • At 12:14 am, Blogger zacdurham said…

    "optinal installs" on the SL DVD

  • At 1:27 am, Blogger Miguel Sánchez said…

    Absolutely! Thanks a lot, it did no occurred to me to dig deep on the Applications section of the Optional Install.

  • At 8:31 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Optional Install" > Applications, then, click the ARROW next to Applications

  • At 9:17 am, Blogger Miguel Sánchez said…

    Yep, that's what I was trying to say in the Update.

  • At 3:05 am, Blogger MCAndre said…

    Awesome! The new Inkscape has some bugs, but I don't care. I'm finally able to use it in Snow Leopard :)

  • At 6:29 pm, Blogger Larry Tesler said…

    I had to do this:

    Double-click the "Optional Installs" folder
    Double-click "Optional Installs.mpkg"
    Accept the License
    Accept or change the destination volume
    Click the triangle next to "Applications"
    Check the "X11" box
    Click "Continue" and "Install"

    The rest was installing as usual.

  • At 6:36 pm, Blogger Miguel Sánchez said…

    Thanks Larry for detailing the process.


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