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X on Mac ( Re: ALIGNMENT PROGRAMS?)

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Wed Apr 27 00:49:07 EST 1994


plxigpg at vax.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk wrote:
: Dear all,

: Could anyone tell me how to get graphics from GCG on a MAC.
: I've heard of some Xwindows emulators around - I know someone with
: MACX - but I can't get it to work!
: Can anyone give me some idea of how to get MACX to accept graphics
: fro GCG.
: Cheers!

If you talk about 'normal' tektronix graphics, that is, line graphics, 
there are certainly several programs; NCSA Telnet (at all good FTP archives)
is basically enough (though it screws several complex graphics), and 
commercial software (e.g. Versaterm Pro) does a good job with several 
add-on options. If 'setplot' isn't configured at your site try $ TEKTRONIX 
and answer the questions approprately. $ REGIS would be a key word for 
DEC 24x/34x type of graphics such as in TCP Connect II (also commercial). 

We have run MacX without trouble (if speed and screen size are acceptable
to you) if you $ set display/create/transport=tcpip/node=my.node.name.comain
and $ xwindows adterwards.  There is a glitch with Mac X ' Memory, best 
is to try a rootles b&w first. Otherwise allocate at least 4 MByte to Mac X.

(Same or similar commands apply to UNIX: setenv DISPLAY my.node.name.domain
is needed to set the DISPLAY variable).  

Regards
Reinhard 

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