X11 Server for GEM
Version ??? - ???
The X.app program is an X Server (in compliance with the X verion 11,
release 6.4 protocol) and gives you the possibility to run X11-Clients under
the GEM environment. These may be either started local if compiled for MiNT, or
remote from some un*x-box.
Here you can see two screenshots from my Falcon's desktop, the first with
some X applications running local and the second with
an application running remote on a BSD machine.
ATARI or clone with 030 or better, at least 10 MByte RAM, FreeMiNT >= 1.15.6
and NVDI >= 4.1, N.AES or XaAES or AES 4.1. You don't need a complete
MiNTnet setup! (see below at 'Download').
Additional, it's highly recommended to have TosWin2 running because the server
wants to tell you in the console window what it's doing at the moment...
Nearly all color depths are supported, expect of 2 planes (4 colors) and 15 bit
Being a GEM-Application the server and its files simply need to be copied to
a directory of your choice. Furthermore, the directory /var/lib must
exist and be writeable. To tell the clients where to contact the server, the
environment variable DISPLAY has to be set to "0:0.0", best
to do so in your mint.cnf.
Optionally you may install special GDOS-fonts to have the server using the
complete ISO Latin-1 (page 0) fontset encoding (see below).
Much more hints and explanations can be found in the README
Several at this time.
- The latest binary version is ???">??? (changes from previous
versions can be seen in the history file),
- latest source snapshot is ???">??? and the very latest
sources are accessible via the
FreeMiNT CVS Repository,
for those who are interested in.
- The packages are also available as RPMs from the
- If you haven't installed MiNTnet you need this small
package installed instead,
- else if clients complain about some weird errors you may try this newer
- Furthermore, the most often required fonts ('nil2',
'6x10', '6x13', '7x13', '7x13bold',
'8x13', '8x13bold', '9x15') as
GDOS-fonts Rel.3 allow the server to
remap text output to the ISO Latin-1 fontset.
Here are some clients from the Xfree86-4.0 package compiled for MiNT:
- xconsole 6.4 (624k)
Displays all output of programs to /dev/console in its window.
Install this if you don't want to install or use TosWin2's console window
and also don't want some output written over the desktop.
- xmodmap 6.4 (399k)
Utility to change the keyboard and mouse pointer mapping for X clients.
Displays the capabilities and various parameters of the server.
Lists interned atoms by the server.
- xlsfonts 6.4 (388k)
Lists fonts provided by the server.
- xfd 6.4 (638k)
Displays all the characters in a font.
- xfontsel 6.0 (653k)
Font selection utility.
- xkill 6.4 (355k)
Forces the X server to close connections to clients.
- xwininfo 6.4 (389k)
Displays informations about (X)windows.
A desktop clock.
Another desktop clock.
THE original... :-)
- xcalc 6.0 (644k)
Other programs, fresh compiled with X11R6.4:
- knews 1.0b.1 Rel.2 (763k)
On/Offline News Reader.
- xskat 3.3 (599k)
Colorfull card game.
Some older progams, compiled with X11R5 but should still work:
more will follow soon...
- xswarm 2.3 (94k)
- xsol (91k)
Solitaire game by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
- xspread 2.1 (507k)
Spread sheet programm.
- chimera 1.63 (354k)
Stone old web browser.