MI/X and SeqLAb under Mac OS8 and my PowerMac

Fergus Doherty Fergus.Doherty at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Sep 1 05:03:18 EST 1997

In article <foisys.872813521 at cyclone.ERE.UMontreal.CA>,
foisys at ERE.UMontreal.CA (Foisy Sylvain) wrote:

> Hi there,
> I want to use the MI/X server on my Mac under MacOS8 for using the SeqLab 
> module of GCG.  Each time I tried, I telnetted to my machine, started SeqLab 
> after redirecting the display to my display's adress and switch to MI/X open 
> in the background. MI/X would then quit without explanation, my server telling
> me that my X server connection was broken.  I don't think that MI/X is totally
> to blame since xclock and xterm are working.
> I know that I sould use something more powerful (like MacX 1.5 or eXodus) 
> but free software is hard to beat...  I'm also new to the world of X.
> Any clue...

After a struggle I got it to work.  In MI/X go to File and Preferences.  In
Preferences select 'X Preferences" (the last item), and uncheck "use local
window manager" but check "close when last client dies".  When you telnet
to start GCG this will result in MI/X prompting you with a dialog box to
quit the session.  Click on "Cancel" and GCG should appear.  Good luck.

Fergus Doherty,
Dept Biochemistry,
Nottingham University,

Fergus.Doherty at nottingham.ac.uk
0115 970 9366 (74-41366 internal)

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