Apple Updates: X11 Update 2006 1.1.3

X11 Update 2006 1.1.3

About this update
This update addresses several issues in the X11 for Mac OS X package, enabling it to better handle:

  • GLX stereo visuals
  • offscreen rendering to GLX Pbuffers and Pixmaps

To tell X11 to take advantage of stereo visuals, enter:
$ defaults write enable_stereo -bool true

This update also addresses font issues present in X11 1.1.2 (released on November 2, 2006), and is recommended for all users.

X11 Update 2006 1.1.351MB

Apple Updates: EFI Firmware for Intel-based Macs

Intel-Based Mac EFI Firmware Updates
This EFI Firmware Update fixes several Boot Camp and start up issues on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.16.1MB
MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.22.7MB
MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.01.6MB
Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.11.6MB
Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.11.6MB

Firmware Restoration CD 1.220.5MB
The Firmware Restoration CD is used to restore the firmware of an Intel-based Macintosh computer.

After the firmware update is successfully applied to your computer, your Boot ROM Version will be:
IM41.0055.B08 (early 2006)
IM42.0071.B03 (17-inch mid 2006)
IM52.0090.B03 (17-inch late 2006 CD)
IM51.0090.B03 (20-inch late 2006)
IM61.0093.B01 (24-inch)

MBP11.0055.B08 (MacBook Pro 15 inch)
MBP12.0061.B03 (MacBook Pro 17 inch)

MB11.0061.B03 (MacBook)
MM11.0055.B08 (Mac mini)

MP11.005C.B04 (Mac Pro)


Mac OS X: Command Line for Taking Screenshot

Command line for taking screenshots in Mac OS X. It even allows you to take DVD screenshot.

Open the Terminal and use the “screencapture” command.

The screencapture manual (man screencapture):
SCREENCAPTURE(1)          BSD General Commands Manual         SCREENCAPTURE(1)

screencapture — capture and manipulate clipboard contents

screencapture [-SWcimswx] file

The screencapture utility is not very well documented to date.  A list of
options follows.

-S      In window capture mode, capture the screen instead of the window.

-W      Start interaction in window selection mode.

-c      Force screen capture to go to the clipboard.

-i      Capture screen interactively, by selection or window.  The con-
trol key will cause the screen shot to go to the clipboard.  The
space key will toggle between mouse selection and window selec-
tion modes.  The escape key will cancel the interactive screen

-m      Only capture the main monitor, undefined if -i is set.

-s      Only allow mouse selection mode.

-w      Only allow window selection mode.

-x      Do not play sounds.

-C      Capture the cursor as well as the screen.  Only allowed in non-
interactive modes.

-t      <format> Image format to create, default is png.

file    where to save the screen capture

Better documentation is needed for this utility.

A screencapture utility first appeared in Darwin 6.0.

Darwin                           June 16, 2004                          Darwin