I had been wanting to get a better terminal for OS X since … well, since starting with OS X several years ago. I prefer the Linux terminals: gnome-terminal or konsole. Much more elegant.
I had also tried, without much diligence, to install GNOME and/or KDE on my Mac using Fink and DarwinPorts. Neither with success.
Finally had some success today, as I decided not to take errors for an ultimate answer. Spent a lot of [fruitless] time on Google with lots of conflicting advice from newsgroups, faqs, etc.
Here’s what worked for me, for posterity:
Had to uninstall the X11 placeholders in Fink using:
% sudo dpkg -r --force-all system-xfree86 \ system-xfree86-42 system-xfree86-43 % sudo fink selfupdate % sudo fink index
Then re-install Apple’s X11 and X11 SDK. The latter is on the XCode CD; the former on CD 3 of the OS X installer set.
Then a simple:
% sudo fink install bundle-kde
Alas, I can’t seem to copy/paste between Konsole and my native OS X apps. Something about the paste buffer that Konsole uses. Specifically, I can copy from Konsole, but not paste into it.