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 missing?

  • What version of OS X are you running?
    – bmike
    Mar 12, 2014 at 21:49

3 Answers 3


If you go to the XQuartz home page you will find a link to download XQuartz that should be correct.

If you are running OS X 10.9 then you need version 2.7.5

At the moment it is http://xquartz.macosforge.org/downloads/SL/XQuartz-2.7.5.dmg but our friends at MacOSforge appear to have a broken server. The problem is not yours, it is on their system.

Wait a few more hours and it should be right.

If you can't wait then grab it from my dropbox :-


(note to everyone - I'll remove it in a day or so. Try the website first.)

  • thanks for your help. indeed a link that was broken yesterday is working today.
    – udi
    Mar 13, 2014 at 15:27

Xquartz should also be available through homebrew and macports, although I am unsure of the versions available in each.


XQuartz is available in MacPorts as the default X11 server (xorg-server).

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