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23.6. Aqua-X11 Interactions

Since X11-based applications rely on different graphics systems even when running XDarwin in rootless mode, one would not necessarily expect that any GUI interactions between these two graphics systems are easily accomplished. There are several such easily accomplished interactions worth noting.

The first such interaction is to open X11-based applications from the Aqua terminal application. To allow an X11-based application to be launched from the Terminal application, you need to set the shell environment variable DISPLAY as follows (for tcsh):


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