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Re: Can't find x11 terminal on Mac OS. Extremely Desperate.

From: Alexander Hansen
Subject: Re: Can't find x11 terminal on Mac OS. Extremely Desperate.
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:20:58 -0700
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On 7/13/14, 2:08 AM, Rami Mawas wrote:
I have been stuck with this issue for 1 week now :( and I can't find the
answer in the FAQ or online. can somebody help PLEASE?

I am running Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.4.
Installed Octave 3.8.1 via Homebrew which came with gnuplot 4.6
Have XQuartz 2.7.6 installed.
I restarted my computer after all was done.

I can't find x11 listed when I run 'set terminal' in 'gnuplot'.
Of course octave-cli will complain that my terminal is unknown.

octave:1> x=1;

octave:2> plot(x);

gnuplot> set terminal aqua enhanced title "Figure 1" size 560 420  font
"*,6" dashlength 1


          line 0: unknown or ambiguous terminal type; type just 'set
terminal' for a list

What did I do wrong? How can I debug this situation?



Version 4.6 patchlevel 5    last modified February 2014

Build System: Darwin x86_64

Copyright (C) 1986-1993, 1998, 2004, 2007-2014

Thomas Williams, Colin Kelley and many others

gnuplot home:

faq, bugs, etc:   type "help FAQ"

immediate help:   type "help"  (plot window: hit 'h')

Terminal type set to 'unknown'

gnuplot> set terminal

Available terminal types:

            canvas  HTML Canvas object

               cgm  Computer Graphics Metafile

           context  ConTeXt with MetaFun (for PDF documents)

             corel  EPS format for CorelDRAW

              dumb  ascii art for anything that prints text

               dxf  dxf-file for AutoCad (default size 120x80)

             eepic  EEPIC -- extended LaTeX picture environment

               emf  Enhanced Metafile format

             emtex  LaTeX picture environment with emTeX specials

          epslatex  LaTeX picture environment using graphicx package

               fig  FIG graphics language for XFIG graphics editor

               gif  GIF images using libgd and TrueType fonts

              gpic  GPIC -- Produce graphs in groff using the gpic

           hp2623A  HP2623A and maybe others

            hp2648  HP2648 and HP2647

              hpgl  HP7475 and relatives [number of pens] [eject]

            imagen  Imagen laser printer

              jpeg  JPEG images using libgd and TrueType fonts

             latex  LaTeX picture environment

               lua  Lua generic terminal driver

                mf  Metafont plotting standard

               mif  Frame maker MIF 3.00 format

                mp  MetaPost plotting standard

              pcl5  HP Designjet 750C, HP Laserjet III/IV, etc. (many

               png  PNG images using libgd and TrueType fonts

        postscript  PostScript graphics, including EPSF embedded files

           pslatex  LaTeX picture environment with PostScript \specials

             pstex  plain TeX with PostScript \specials

          pstricks  LaTeX picture environment with PSTricks macros

               qms  QMS/QUIC Laser printer (also Talaris 1200 and others)

             regis  REGIS graphics language

               svg  W3C Scalable Vector Graphics driver

           tek40xx  Tektronix 4010 and others; most TEK emulators

           tek410x  Tektronix 4106, 4107, 4109 and 420X terminals

           texdraw  LaTeX texdraw environment

              tgif  TGIF X11 [mode] [x,y] [dashed] ["font" [fontsize]]

              tikz  TeX TikZ graphics macros via the lua script driver

          tkcanvas  Tk/Tcl canvas widget [perltk] [interactive]

              tpic  TPIC -- LaTeX picture environment with tpic \specials

           unknown  Unknown terminal type - not a plotting device

Press return for more:

             vttek  VT-like tek40xx terminal emulator

             xterm  Xterm Tektronix 4014 Mode

Thank you a bunch! I am desperate


That sounds like something to bring up with Homebrew's support. There's nothing Octave can do to give you a terminal that wasn't included in your gnuplot build.

Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
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