XQuartz is the OSX version of X server

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XQuartz, utf-8 and filenames

This is a question in the continuation of this one: UTF8 filenames and shell utilities: the nightmare of utf-8 and filenames is…. How to avoid this confusion with most notably the ls command on ...
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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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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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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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How to 'startx' from Single User Mode?

I usually run dwm inside Xquartz on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. But is there a way to boot into Safe Mode (or a console), then startx or xinit, skipping Aqua? I'd like to boot directly into X11.
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Poor X Windows performance

I use Macs a lot to host applications running on Linux boxes via X Windows, but tend to find that, after some period of time, I can no longer open new X Windows clients on the Mac - I get messages ...
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XQuartz opens automatically: How can I track this?

From time to time Xquartz opens without any application being called. Is this some virus that tries to exploit bugs in x11? Is it gnu emacs that was not fully ported and calls X stuff?
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Adding X fonts to XQuartz

I’m trying to run some X apps, but I am missing the intended fonts and the ones being used are not fixed width. Is there a way to install other X format (not TTF) fonts? I’m not trying to use the ...
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How to run `xterm` without getting a “Can't open display” error message?

On OS X 10.9.2 with XQuartz installed, I get the following message whenever I try to launch an xterm from Terminal.app: $ xterm xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0 How can I run xterm ...
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Installing Xmonad on Mountain Lion?

I'm following this tutorial http://sourcematters.org/2012/06/27/xmonad-on-os-x-lion.html to install Xmonoad on OS X through Xquartz. When installing some of Xmonad's dependencies through cabal, cabal ...
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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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xterm on XQuartz problem

I have XQuartz running and I can open xterm if I have started XQuartz just for the first time after rebooting the machine. However, as time passes, I cannot create new xterms. So much so that if I ...
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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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Cabal won't configure X11 in Mountain Lion

I need to run cabal install X11 >=1.5.0.0 && <1.6 But it fails when configuring: Resolving dependencies... Configuring X11-1.5.0.1... configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: ...
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Unable to install XQuartz on Mountain Lion

I have updated my Mac to Mountain Lion and now wanted to install XQuartz. However, the installer tells me that the installation failed and that I should contact the vendor. Did anyone else have this ...