The X window system (or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for GUIs, commonly on Unix based systems.

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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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X.Org vs. XQuartz - MacPorts

After installing MacPorts and some software through that way, I noticed that MacPorts installed X.Org. I've already installed XQuartz years ago and I'm really fine with it. My 1. question is: Do I ...
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Inkscape (or other XQuartz) window disappears when using external screen

I have this issue where Inkscape does not appear when my MacBook Pro is plugged to an external screen. I tried several windows management tools (like Spectable, or Stay) but these did not work for the ...
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Can we run OS X apps inside X11 (XQuartz)?

I'm wondering if that is possible, so that I can use some X11 window manager for everything.
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Is there a way to move a window without the mouse?

Since installing Mavericks whenever I open a new window in XQuartz (say gvim) it positions the newly created window at the top left of my monitor. Because every monitor now has a menu bar, the menu ...
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XQuartz El Capitan not setting $DISPLAY for a Vagrant built VM

I've built multiple VMs with Vagrant (CentOS, ArchLinux, Debian), all exhibit the same problem: When I ssh onto the VM, 0;vagrant@archlinux: ~vagrant@archlinux:~$ echo $DISPLAY ...
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gnuplot X11 windows out of screen

I'm using gnuplot 5.0 on OSX 10.10.5 and the last version of XQuartz 2.7.8. When I try to plot with gnuplot ">plot x". It open an X11 windows to display the plot. However the window is out of the ...
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How can I install the X11 version of Firefox on Snow Leopard? (Preferably without MacPorts or Fink?)

I’m doing some screen-scraping using Selenium, a framework which lets you programmatically control web browsers on your system. I’m running it as part of a web app on a Linux server, and on my MacBook ...
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X11 Mouse Acceleration setting

X11 that I am using (XQuartz 2.7.5 (xorg-server 1.14.4)) with Yosemite has very high acceleration with the mouse (external or trackpad). Is there a way to lower the acceleration or remove it all ...
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Gimp crashing while text editing

i'm having problem with GIMP.app. When editing fonts, aplication crashing. I tried to install newest XQuartz but this didn't help me. Process: GIMP-bin [1166] Path: ...
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XQuartz startup very slow

I use Xquartz.app (latest stable version, 2.77) fairly regularly. In Yosemite (fresh install) I've noticed that it takes a long time to start up (I've got a SSD so it shouldn't take so long to ...
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Are there any ways to improve the font rendering in X11.app / XQuartz?

I use WingIDE for Python development and it runs under X Windows. The X11 font rendering is driving me crazy. Are there any tricks for getting better fonts in an X Server on MacOS / Lion? Sample image ...
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ssh -X without/with using xquartz

I would like to know if OSX supports ssh -X right out of the box? Using the command launches XQuartz and interestingly both are NOT working: e.g. displaying pdf files returning : evince foo.pdf ...
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Wireshark pane couldn't display

I installed Wireshark Version 2.0.0 on OSX 10.11 with XQuartz 2.7.8 But it doesn't display any pane, I don't know what happened... Any suggestions?
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How to run remote applications on OS X like X11 does?

Is there any application that can be installed in OS X (Lion) that will allow a person to run applications from the host system on a guest system, displaying only the windows for the application? In ...
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X11 font cache on OS X

Often when I open an X11 application (Wireshark, GIMP) it has to build some sort of font cache, which often takes 30 seconds or more during application launch. I don't change my fonts often and ...
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How does a program modify /usr but I am unable to even with admin privileges?

I have just installed latest Xquartz and FSL imaging software. I noticed that there is a new symbolic link in /usr (i.e. /usr/X11R6) to /opt/X11. My understanding was that only Apple software could ...
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Is X11 installed by default on Mac OS X?

I'm asking this because I'm considering distributing a commercial Windows application to mac users. The application would run in WINE, but WINE depends on X11. I've read that X11 is installed by ...
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cursor hide on X11 machine through VNC link freezes window

This question is at the interface between the Linux and OS X communities, though I'm pretty sure that the bug is on the Apple Side. I run a number of VPSes, and I use Apple's "Go > Connect to Server ...
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XQuartz X11 2.7.5 not found

to get X11 i went to XQuartz here https://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.7.5 however the download linke XQuartz-2.7.5.dmg seems to be broken -- couldn't find it anywhere else either. what am i ...
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Where does this strange output in Terminal come from?

Everytime I open my terminal I get a little notification error: declare -x Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render="/tmp/launch-jsWpOJ/Render" declare -x DISPLAY="/tmp/launch-yARwMh/org.macosforge.xquartz:0" ...
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How to start xgterm terminal in OS X Yosemite

I have installed x11 and can use it to open an xterm terminal. I do not, however, see an xgterm option in x11. Further $xgterm & results in sespe:iraf user$ -bash: xgterm: command not found. How ...
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How can I get gdk-x11-3.0 on OS X?

Building an application from source (yikes), I get this on cmake: -- checking for module 'gdk-x11-3.0' -- package 'gdk-x11-3.0' not found CMake Error at ...
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How do I open X11 on Mac OS X? Is it possible to add an icon to my applications folder?

How do I directly open X11 on my mac? How can I add the X11 icon to the applications folder?
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X11 app no longer opening since 10.10.3

After upgrading to 10.10.3 X11 applications are not opening anymore from the terminal. The X11 symlink in /usr is correct $ ls -l /usr/X11 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 8 Aug 7 2014 /usr/X11 -> ...
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How to enable vim X11 feature on OSX10.10?

I want to use set clipboard="unnamedplus" in my vim, which requires X11 feature. But I searched a bit on google. Which only mentions that Apple has removed X11 from their recently releases of OSX. ...
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ssh -X fails to start x11 forwarding if x11 is not already running

When I try to ssh -X user@someserver using Terminal.app, x11 does not open and run. I am running OSX 10.10.4 and XQuartz 2.7.7. Previously when I used 10.6.8, x11 would automatically open and run ...
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Mountain Lion ssh -X problems

How to run on Mountain Lion X11 forwarding via SSH? Example: ssh -X some@example.com xterm my /etc/sshd_config has X11Forwarding yes #X11DisplayOffset 10 X11UseLocalhost yes # XAuthLocation ...
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How to open GUI applications on remote machine logged in via SSH on OS X

I am logging into a remote Fedora 12 machine via SSH. I have enabled X11 forwarding by passing -X parameter to ssh. I also tried trusted forwarding with -Y. Both of them fail with (gedit:3711): ...
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Remove keybinding in a specific app (X11) [duplicate]

Mac OS' X11.app uses certain key bindings that I'd rather send to the underlying X app in use. Specifically I'd like to pass Command+W and Command-1 (and -2, etc) to the X app in question. Is there ...
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How do I prevent X11 opening an xterm when it starts?

When I start the X11.app then it launches an xterm automatically. I've long since switched from the "ordinary" xterm to rxvt-unicode so the initial xterm just hangs around like a wallflower never ...
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How to open a file with x11 applications

I need to use Evince for pdf and djvu files, so I installed it with MacPorts. However, whenever I want to open a pdf in Evince, I have to open x11 and navigate to the document and open it. Is there ...
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ssh -X does not work on Yosemite

Can no longer use X11 with ssh. Have XQuartz2.7.7 installed. Logging in with X11 via ssh gives the warnings Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated Warning: ...
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How can I have xterm execute my .login file when it opens?

The title says it all. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.3 with XQuartz 2.7.7. Thanks for the help! Expanded: When a new terminal opens (e.g. terminal or item, which I mostly use) the file ~/.login is ...
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How to fix “xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/…/org.macosforge.xquartz:0” error?

I run xvinfo and get xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.D2FFj2I3es/org.macosforge.xquartz:0 I do not understand. No previous google match for it. Something wrong with ...
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“X11 could not be opened” then “X11 canceled restart”

I occasionally run into the following first-world nightmare, usually when trying to run open source software (in this case Inkscape on a Mac Pro running Lion, though I've seen this error before as ...
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xrandr settings and XQuartz In Multi-monitor Yosemite Environment

I am currently struggling with an inability to move Xquartz (either latest stable or latest development) windows in the top third or so of my screen, as also described by another user. My current ...
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Change gtk theme for X11 apps

I am using Zim note app http://zim-wiki.org in Ubuntu and I want to use the same in my OS X. So I've installed Zim and can launch it through X11 from menu. But all GTK apps look ugly: bad fonts w/o ...
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Preview image from pipe

I have a command line utility, let's called as: produce_image. So i can do the following in the Terminal: $ produce_image > some.jpg $ open some.jpg #opens Preview.app also, I have ImageMagick ...
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Allow the Terminal.app to pass command key based keystrokes to terminal programs

I want to allow programs running in the terminal the ability to interpret the keyboard short cut Cmd + S I have already Remapped the Terminals' default binding of Cmd + S to Ctrl + S via the ...
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Out of storage space in X11 app

I have a app that runs in X11 and it seems to be ok except that I get out of space issues even though I have plenty of space on my home drive. Is there some setting or way to increase this? Please ...
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X11 app launching seemingly randomly

Since a month or two, I started seeing an X11 icon in my dock. Killing it does not kill any other app. Is there any way to see what process launches this app?
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X11 forwarding on Yosemite

X11 forwarding has stopped working since I upgraded to Yosemite. I tried reinstalling XQuartz, but that did not solve the problem. Has anyone faced the same problem? EDIT: I was finally able to fix ...
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How to install both Cocoa and X11 of Emacs (preferably with Homebrew)?

I want to try out and compare both the Cocoa- and X11-based versions of Emacs. In general, I try to install all such packages through Homebrew, but in this case it looks like I Homebrew requires me ...
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How to run an automator app which launches an X11 app via shell script multiple times

So I have an Applescript to launch xemacs, but I thought it would be nice to have something I could drop files onto (and have an app to choose from contextual menus in the "open with" submenu), so I ...
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xemacs: Bad CPU type in executable

OK. So I worked around this error: /sw/bin/xemacs: Bad CPU type in executable. but I don't understand why what I did worked and am curious. All I did was replace /sw with what should have been an ...
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Help getting Nautilus running under MacPorts

I have been trying to run Nautilus on OS X 10.6.8 without any luck. First, I installed MacPorts, then installed Nautilus. However when I try to run it from the command line, I am getting an error. I ...
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After Mavericks 10.9.2 Update, problems running Keepass/Mono

I have a rMBP 13" late 2013 model and just updated Mavericks today to 10.9.2 (Software OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)) I have been using the OSX package of keepass from here (Openix) without any issues before ...
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Why does x11 force a maximum window height?

When I open an x11 window via ssh on my Mac, I cannot drag the window wherever I want on the screen - there is some invisible border / vertical bar that I can't seem to cross. How can I resize and ...
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how to install inkscape in Mac OS X 10.9.1

I need help installing inkscape on My MAC OS X 10.9.1 I have followed http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/mac-os/ to install inkscape but not able to run inkscape and facin problem for x11 ...