Tuesday, January 28, 2014

getting xwindows to run nicely on mac osx

I was having some problems running X-windows commands across an ssh connection.. http://www.mit.edu/people/lucylim/MacX11.html gave me some hints -- I'm not sure if that was needed or not because what really helped was downloading and running XQuartz, http://xquartz.macosforge.org .

FUN FACT: X -Windows kind of reverses the usual meaning  of "client" and server". The computer in front of you with the screen is "providing X windows services", and the individual programs you are running on the remote machine (or, technically, the local one) are X-Windows clients.

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