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    subzero_ice
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    switcher ineed to help!!!
    I got bought an iBook a week ago and have been trying to install ethereal and nessus. I am having a few problems and I have tried searching the web but the posted solutions didn't work for me. My background: I use linux and am quite comfortable with it.

    1. I recently reinstalled my iBook to its default factory settings. It occupies approx 12Gb of hard didk space leaving me 18GB (have a 30Gb hdd). But after I installed X and xcode I was left with only 12Gb. Does X and xcode take 6GB?

    2. How do I uninstall programs from OS X. Namely the apple encylopeda?

    3. When I tried installing ethereal using fink or opendarwin ports I got errors compiling GTk because XFree86 couldn't overwite apple's X11 folder. When I tried installing ethereal using the source and using apple's X11 I got an error when running ethereal. I want to make my iBook a vulnerability testing machine but I am having a really hard time trying to get any of these security tools working. Please help.

    4. I am using the inbuilt 256MB RAM for the iBook. I don't use any memory intensive applications yet my virtual memory is 3.4Gb in size almost always and when compiling programs it takes awfully long. What would be a decent amount of RAM to add 256Mb? or 512Mb? Could somebody please tell me the technical specs of the RAM and where I could get good deals?
    Thanks for helping a switcher.

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    1. I recently reinstalled my iBook to its default factory settings. It occupies approx 12Gb of hard didk space leaving me 18GB (have a 30Gb hdd). But after I installed X and xcode I was left with only 12Gb. Does X and xcode take 6GB?

    It all depends on what applications were installed with the restore. OS X alone can take up to 3 GB, so with all of the default apps installed on top os OS X it is not unheard of to take 6 GB.



    2. How do I uninstall programs from OS X. Namely the apple encylopeda?

    Simply drag the app to the Trash.

    3. When I tried installing ethereal using fink or opendarwin ports I got errors compiling GTk because XFree86 couldn't overwite apple's X11 folder. When I tried installing ethereal using the source and using apple's X11 I got an error when running ethereal. I want to make my iBook a vulnerability testing machine but I am having a really hard time trying to get any of these security tools working. Please help.

    I am really not up on my *nix, so I can't really help you there

    4. I am using the inbuilt 256MB RAM for the iBook. I don't use any memory intensive applications yet my virtual memory is 3.4Gb in size almost always and when compiling programs it takes awfully long. What would be a decent amount of RAM to add 256Mb? or 512Mb? Could somebody please tell me the technical specs of the RAM and where I could get good deals?

    512 MB should be fine. That is all I have in my Macs and they run smoothly. Your iBook wil take PC 2100 DDR RAM. You can usually find good deals at NewEgg or Crucial
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    If you have Apple's X11 you dont need to install xfree86. You DO need to install Xcode though. Even though I dont use ethereal I didn't have any problem with it when I tried it (Fink install).
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    subzero_ice
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom
    If you have Apple's X11 you dont need to install xfree86. You DO need to install Xcode though. Even though I dont use ethereal I didn't have any problem with it when I tried it (Fink install).
    I have tried installing ethereal both ways. With using Apple's X11 and without Apple's X11 using fink. When I tried usig fink I got an error because XFree86 didn't work with OS X for some reason. When I used apples X11 and ran ethereal I got an error saying that Gtk couldn't find output display. I was trying to run it from an xterm.

    Anybody using their Apple laptop for running open source penetration testing tools? Could you please help.

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    Ok, well you might need to use another window manager, one that uses GTK. I use KDE, tho WindowMaker or Gnome will work fine. I dont know if ethereal will work with Apple's window manager.

    In order to do this you need to make your own .xinitrc file in your home folder. If you want, I or most anyone here can help with this.
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    subzero_ice
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom
    Ok, well you might need to use another window manager, one that uses GTK. I use KDE, tho WindowMaker or Gnome will work fine. I dont know if ethereal will work with Apple's window manager.

    In order to do this you need to make your own .xinitrc file in your home folder. If you want, I or most anyone here can help with this.

    Could you please post your file. I could use that as a reference and asked you for help based on the problems I run in to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subzero_ice
    Could you please post your file. I could use that as a reference and asked you for help based on the problems I run in to.
    Here is the one I use. Notice the KDE commands are uncommented. If you use KDE dont include the part starting with >/tmp/, that was a fix for a problem I had.


    #!/bin/sh
    ###################################
    # X init file for OS X
    # by Craig Domingue
    # 1/21/2004
    #

    userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
    usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
    sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
    sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

    #############################
    # merge in defaults and keymaps
    #
    if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $sysresources
    fi

    if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $sysmodmap
    fi

    if [ -f $userresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $userresources
    fi

    if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $usermodmap
    fi
    unset LANG

    ##########################
    # Set up for Fink
    #
    source /sw/bin/init.sh
    quartz-wm --only-proxy &
    ##########################
    # start Enlightenment
    #
    # Execute enlightenment. ALWAYS make sure this is at the end of this
    # startup file - and ALWAYS run things before it with an & at the end.
    # For example:
    # xterm &
    # kpanel &
    # It is suggested to use Enlightenment's Remember dialog for having apps
    # spawned automatically on login.
    #
    #exec /sw/bin/enlightenment

    ##########################
    # start KDE
    #
    # command puts log in /tmp instead of console
    #
    export KDEWM='kwin'
    /sw/bin/startkde >/tmp/kde.logC 2>&1

    ###########################
    # start WindowMaker
    #exec wmaker

    ######################################
    # start Apple window manager
    #exec quartz-wm

    #############################
    # Ion window manager
    #exec ion
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