On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:45:44PM +0200, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> + Jeremy Huddleston <email@hidden>:
> > On Jun 18, 2009, at 12:29, Daniel Sproul wrote:
> > > is it possible to start X11 when logged in using ">console"?
> > what do you mean by ">console" ?
> Apparently, if you set up login options on the mac so that the login
> screen prompts for username and password instead of listing users, you
> can log in with user ">console" and empty password. The result is
> supposed to be a non-graphic plain text console, like the one you get
> in single user mode, with a login prompt.
yeah, that is basically what i meant.
> I think I tried this once and failed to make it work. Perhaps it
> requires some extra magic in order to be enabled.
for me, it has always worked fine, and you can just type "exit" to get
out. back in the day, when i was building XFree86 from scratch, after
thusly logging in you could then "startx" to get XFree86 running. but
clearly X11.app is an altogether different beast, and it sounds like the
short answer is, unsurprisingly, no, i can't do that.
> > Are you talking about pure-darwin? If that's the case, then your best
> > bet is installing MacPorts and installing the XFree86 port.
thanks for the info. maybe some day i'll try out MacPorts, but for now
X11.app works great, and i can live without ">console"...
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