I've created an Applescript to launch lxsession in a X11 environment on the Mac.
It's mostly terminal commands, but it's just a quickie way to start it up. (Requires X11 to be installed) (Also assumes the RPi is @ 192.168.1.10)
Here is the code:
It's not entirely elegant and I'd like to find a better way to minimize and hide windows (as it relies on a lot of keystrokes).
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tell application "X11" to activate #Open new terminal window in X11 tell application "System Events" delay 1 keystroke "n" using command down delay 3 #login to default IP with default password keystroke "ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org" & return delay 3 keystroke "raspberry" & return delay 3 #start GUI keystroke "lxsession" & return end tell delay 1 # For lack of a better method to minimize front window tell application "System Events" #dirty minimize window keystroke "m" using command down end tell #hide the Dock set DockState to (do shell script "defaults read com.apple.Dock autohide") if (DockState is equal to "0") then tell application "System Events" keystroke "d" using [command down, option down] end tell end if #tell application "X11" #set miniaturized of front window to true #end tell #Hide all other programs besides X11 tell application "Finder" set visible of every process whose visible is true and name is not "X11" to false end tell
My plans to improve it for v1.1 would be to allow an interface for setting up the IP of your Pi and the login/pass for it. Preferably it would be a first-run kind of thing where it will ask you to input this info or use defaults the first time it is run. And also to check if X11 is installed and report an error if not (honestly, not a lot of experience in that).
Thanks, and let me know what you guys think.
The executable is here:
https://sites.google.com/site/katzohki/ ... 20v1.0.zip
PS: Yeah, I know there are better ways to do this, such as VNC. I guess that will be RPi Desktop Start v2.0.
PPS: Midori will crash it (at least on mine), but Dillo and Netsurf work. Go to your minimized X11 Xterm to and do a ctrl-c (ctrl-c not command-c) to leave the desktop and logout if you're ready to break connection to your RPi.