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Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 29, 2005 11:05 PM

Is there anyway to make Terminal run in fullscreen so that I don't see any menu bars or anything? Just my black background and green text?

Fullscreen Terminal - Taxxodium - Aug 29, 2005 11:50 PM

No, but try X11. You can set it up to be fullscreen.

Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 29, 2005 11:54 PM

What is X11?

Fullscreen Terminal - Taxxodium - Aug 30, 2005 12:06 AM

You're kidding right? This is X11. It's bundled with Mac OS X 10.4.x, I don't remember for older systems.

Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 30, 2005 12:26 AM

Well I've never used X11 for anything so I didn't realize it came with Mac OS X.

Fullscreen Terminal - Andrew - Aug 30, 2005 02:45 AM

Nick Wrote:What is X11?

X11 (AKA the X Window System) is what pretty much every UNIX-like system other than Mac OS X relies upon for its GUI. There are different implementations of it. Most GNU/Linux systems run xorg. You can read about X11 on their site. is Apple's implementation of the X Window System.

Fullscreen Terminal - unknown - Aug 30, 2005 03:18 AM

use >console for your login name (with no password) at the login screen.

oh yeah, to impress non computer people with you skillz "cat /usr/bin/*" and pretend you can read what the screen is doing LOL .

Fullscreen Terminal - ThemsAllTook - Aug 30, 2005 06:13 AM

You can start up in single-user mode. Hold command-S at startup. I assume you're looking for something you can toggle more easily, though...

- Alex Diener

Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 30, 2005 06:20 AM

I tried using >console and then it asks for username and password, but the ones I gave were deemed incorrect. Is it the same as Mac OS X (the username/password, that is)? I tried a bunch of things but nothing worked. Anyway to just find out what I need to type there (assuming I'm logged in to Mac OS X)?

Fullscreen Terminal - unknown - Aug 30, 2005 07:19 AM

Its your username and password.
The password isnt shown, so you need to type it carfully...

Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 30, 2005 07:36 AM

I figured that but I'm still not getting it to work. I know my password (I use it to login to Mac OS X). The thing I'm wondering, is how does UNIX want it?

My username on Mac OS X is Nicholas Gravelyn. How should I type this into the console? I tried with the space but the last 'n' doesn't fit. Any ideas? I've tried nicholas, Nicholas, NicholasGravelyn, Nicholas Gravely (when I hit 'n' again, it just goes to the password entry). I must be the most computer-illiterate programmer ever Smile.

Fullscreen Terminal - Steven - Aug 30, 2005 07:51 AM

In your tab of the accounts preference pane, you will have a 'Full Name' and a 'Short Name' field - you want to use the short name. Same password.

Fullscreen Terminal - Nick - Aug 30, 2005 07:53 AM

Well that'll do it. Thanks a ton Steven.