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I found links that say Gimp (ie Linux Photoshop) is available for MacosX, I was wondering if anyone has this, and what the implications are running under OSX. Aparently it installs an Xwindows GUI, which I don't have a problem with, But as a non-unix-techie, Im just wondering if it is as easy to install as they say.

I found it at <a href="http://www.openosx.com" target="_blank">www.openosx.com</a> , and there is something up at <a href="http://www.maccentral" target="_blank">www.maccentral</a> about it
post #2 of 10
You can go to a couple of different places for instructions on how to do this. I found the best instructions at macosxhints.com. Do a search for Fink or GIMP and you'll find a pdf set of directions. Actually, <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011025023737623" target="_blank">here's the link</a>. Follow those directions and you should be good to go.
post #3 of 10
there are a number of easy Xwindows installs outthere, and from what I've heard the MacGimp works pretty well for running gimp. I wouldn't mess around with fink if you don't like the command line. There are double clickable installers for XFree86 (look at <a href="http://ww1.osxgnu.org/software/Xwin/xfree86/" target="_blank">http://ww1.osxgnu.org/software/Xwin/xfree86/</a> for example) and a one command-line lots of software install at <a href="http://www.gnu-darwin.org" target="_blank">www.gnu-darwin.org</a>

if you end up having problems ask, I've seen most of the usual bugs at this point I think.
post #4 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by EDGar:
<strong>there are a number of easy Xwindows installs outthere, and from what I've heard the MacGimp works pretty well for running gimp. I wouldn't mess around with fink if you don't like the command line. There are double clickable installers for XFree86 (look at <a href="http://ww1.osxgnu.org/software/Xwin/xfree86/" target="_blank">http://ww1.osxgnu.org/software/Xwin/xfree86/</a> for example) and a one command-line lots of software install at <a href="http://www.gnu-darwin.org" target="_blank">www.gnu-darwin.org</a>

if you end up having problems ask, I've seen most of the usual bugs at this point I think.</strong><hr></blockquote>

EDgar, I decided to try the install at osxgnu, just because I was bored, but I can't get it to work. Maybe it's because I had a previous X install. I dunno. But now I want to get rid of it and my previous X install, if possible, so I can start from scratch. Is there an easy way to get rid of everything and start over? TIA.
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I installed both bits of this (the X windows thing & the gimp) but I could never get it to work. I just hope that installing all the X windows stuff didn't funk with the rest of the OSX install, cos I can't find a way to do an un-install.
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I've got <a href="http://www.macgimp.org" target="_blank">MacGimp</a> and it runs fine although a little slow on my 500Mhz G3 iMac.
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post #7 of 10
torifile, it depends on what you mean by removeing it. If you had an existing XFree install it overwrote it (though it probably did not overwrite any files in your home directory such as your .xinitrc)

you can either delete /usr/X11R6 which will basically wipe your XFree install, or you can install the package you were using before (moving a tarball to / and sudo gnutar -zxvf xfreetarball should overwrite the previous install of XFree.

(note, there may be a few other X11 files on your drive if you really want to wipe them they should be in /private/etc/X11, /lib/X11, /include/X11, usr/local/include/X11, /usr/local/lib/X11, and possibly /sw/etc/X11 and /sw/lib/X11 if you've been using fink. )

did your previous install of XFree work? are you running 10.1?
post #8 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by EDGar:
<strong>torifile, it depends on what you mean by removeing it. If you had an existing XFree install it overwrote it (though it probably did not overwrite any files in your home directory such as your .xinitrc)

you can either delete /usr/X11R6 which will basically wipe your XFree install, or you can install the package you were using before (moving a tarball to / and sudo gnutar -zxvf xfreetarball should overwrite the previous install of XFree.

(note, there may be a few other X11 files on your drive if you really want to wipe them they should be in /private/etc/X11, /lib/X11, /include/X11, usr/local/include/X11, /usr/local/lib/X11, and possibly /sw/etc/X11 and /sw/lib/X11 if you've been using fink. )

did your previous install of XFree work? are you running 10.1?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks, Ed. My previous install did work without a problem, though I could never get gnome installed successfully. I dug around a bit and got most of the files erased, I think. I'm thinking about reinstalling but I need to clear out some hd space first (who knew 10gigs was so small?). I'm running 10.1.1 (whatever the last legit update was...I can't keep track anymore). But, since trying the gnu-darwin install, I keep getting a strange error in my terminal when I try to clear it. it says, "'vt100': unknown terminal type." Any ideas about what that means? I tried deleting preferences and other user accounts and they all give the same error.
post #9 of 10
i am having trouble with XDarwin. it tries to load then it just quits. do you think that it might have anything to do with me installing sosumi?
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post #10 of 10
torifile, sorry I don't check in here very often, I'm usually at <a href="http://www.macobserver.com/forums/viewforum.php?forum=22&237" target="_blank">TMO</a> much less traffic, but mostly just less blather IMHO. Tell me how the reinstall goes if you get the disk space.

spicoli I doubt it has anything to do with Sosumi. what happens when you try starting it from the terminal (type startx -- -quartz) tell me what it says.

There is also a LOT of info on bad X installs over at <a href="http://www.xdarwin.org" target="_blank">http://www.xdarwin.org</a>
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