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David Mathog mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
Tue Apr 26 20:15:00 EST 1994


In article <2pjmfo$pc6 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, plxigpg at vax.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk writes...
>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!
> 

Ok, let's assume that you have MacX working to the extent that you can
put a DECterm up on your Mac's screen (I'm assuming that you're under VMS
from the "vax" in your e-mail address).  Your basic options are:

1.  Set the DECterm to (at least) VT240 mode.  Then give the command 
"REGIS" and answer the questions.  From that point on, all of your graphics 
will just pop up on your screen.  This works for PHYLIP too.

2.  $! from within the DECterm do:
    $ show display
    $! this should be defined (or you wouldn't have the DECterm up)
    $! if it isn't, do the following or equivalent:
    $ set display/create/node=macname/transport=tcpip
    $! now set up an Xwindow display, answer the questions as appropriate
    $ Xwindow

Previously I wouldn't have suggested MacX for the interface, terminal
emulators are easier to use, but with the coming of the long awaited GUI, 
it will be a must.  (Ok, MacX or eXodus or any other X server).

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 



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