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I'm running Mac OS X and when I try to launch a FSL GUI I get `command not found` errors

The file system that Mac OS X uses can't distinguish between upper and lower case filenames, so Feat and feat are the same. Consequently, the GUIs on the Mac OS X release are called Toolname_gui for example Feat_gui.

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5 and find that the FSL GUIs crash or don't seem to be working properly

The version of X11 that Apple included with Mac OS X 10.5 has a significant number of bugs which can effect usage - especially with the clipboard handling. We would recommend that all 10.5 users install the open source updated version available from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki.

X11 under 10.6 is much more stable, but you may also find the version available from Mac OS forge to be superior.

I'm running MATLAB on Mac OS X and can't get the FSL NIFTI libraries to work

Look at the FslInstallation/MacOsX page for details on using these libraries with MATLAB.

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 and the FSL GUIs don't work

Have you upgraded from Mac OS X 10.4? If so then you may have a .bash_profile (or .tcshrc or .cshrc) that breaks this behaviour. If you installed using the fsl_installer.sh script then download the current version and re-run it using the `-e` option.

I'm running Mac OS X 10.4 and the FSL GUIs don't work

To run the FSL GUIs you need to be running the X11 program which can be found in /Applications/Utilities - it's icon is a white square with a black X superimposed on it. If you have this program running and you get an error like:

Error: Can't open display:

then you need to configure the Apple Terminal application to setup X11 correctly. You can do this by running the FSL installer with the -e option.

Mac OS X 10.4 is no longer supported by Apple

FSL support is deprecated, we recommend that you upgrade to Leopard or later at the earliest opportunity.

FSLView issues

Also, see the FslView/Faq for some installation issues you might come across with FSLView.


2012-09-05 11:30