Questions tagged [x11]

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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looking for something more modern than X11 “streaming” with local Vagrant Linux VMs

I have a similar question like Alternatives for XQuartz?, because XQuartz is discontinued since 2016 and X11 feels in general obsolete. I use vagrant to spin up Linux VMs and connect with ssh to the ...
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Running Multiple X11 Servers Simultaneously

I used to run multiple X11 servers on different DISPLAYs with different Window Managers, but now I get a return code of 1 when starting a second X11 server (or startx hangs waiting for the X11 server ...
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State of xorg support in MacOS Catalina (10.15)

I'm currently setting up a new Mac with Catalina (10.15) and Homebrew. What is the current state of xorg support in this combination? Is XQuartz still maintained, and is it compatible with 10.15? The ...
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Xquartz won't start, log: Xquartz: start_x11_server: (ipc/mig) server died

I tried to launch Xquartz. It keeps crashing and restarting. Here's the sys log Mar 1 15:24:39 johns-MacBook-Pro org.macosforge.xquartz.startx[4868]: xauth: file /Users/john/.serverauth.4869 does ...
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Can I emulate middle-click with simultaneous press of the right and left buttons in a mouse? [duplicate]

I have a Logitech Marble Trackball and in Linux, there is a way to Emulate the middle click with the simultaneous press of the left and right mouse button. In Linux, middle-click can do paste in the ...
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What should I do with the X11 Security folder after upgrade to Catalina?

I updated my mac to 10.15 Catalina recently. After update, I notice a Security Folder land on my Desktop. I moved it to trash but I can't seem to delete it. I've been stuck with this file in my ...
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Problems installing Scala (a GTK/X11) application on macOS 10.14.6 or macOS 10.11.3

macOS 10.14.6 or 10.11.3 XQuartz 2.7.11 (X11) gtk2 2.24.31 I am trying to install Scala (not the programming language, but a music scale utility) and I have been following the instructions at http://...
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xhost on MacOS Catalina

I am trying to work with Docker and a gui application and I need to use the xhost command. I believe it used to exist but I don't see it. I also believe it is related to Quartz but running Quartz ...
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Removing linked file after updating to macOS Catalina

I updated to Catalina recently. When the update was done, I had a directory of recovered files on my hard drive. The only file recovered was a soft link to X11 (see below). I tried rm X11 and unlink ...
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astrolog make from source results in 'X11/Xlib.h' file not found

OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Software: astrolog ast65src$ make c++ -O -Wno-write-strings -Wno-narrowing -Wno-comment -c -o astrolog.o astrolog.cpp In file included from astrolog.cpp:50: ./astrolog.h:304:...
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Preventing ssh command from opening xquartz on every login

Whenever I use ssh, after I type the password, xQuartz pop ups in the dock. It is a similar question to preventing ssh command from opening xquartz on every session, but in my case, I want X ...
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ssh -X from MAC OS to Ubuntu, error with RANDR

I have a question regarding the following situation: I'm doing ssh -X from a Macbook with Catalina OS to an Ubuntu 16.04. I installed XQuartz-2.7.11 in the macbook in order to be able to handle the ...
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Horizontal scrolling on nedit with trackpad under XQuartz - MacOS Catalina

I use sometimes the nedit editor with XQuartz on my MacBook pro. Everything works fine except the fact that I can't do horizontal scrolling with trackpad of the content of the file opened with nedit. ...
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X11.app disappeared when upgrading 10.15 to 10.15.1?

Yesterday I upgraded from 10.15 to 10.15.1. Today when I tried to launch an X-window application I realised that X11.app had disappeared. Does anyone recognize this? Why did it happen?
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XQuartz error: Apple News and Stocks open randomly

I use XQuartz to remotely access a desktop environment on a computing cluster at my Uni. Every few minutes while focus is on the XQuartz window, either Apple News or Apple Stocks will open itself and ...
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Is the MacPort version of XQuartz severly outdated or what?

At https://www.xquartz.org/ the current version of XQuartz is listed as 2.7.11 but in MacPort it looks like this $ port search xquartz xorg-server @1.20.5 (x11, devel) The X.org / Xquartz X ...
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Alternatives for XQuartz?

XQuartz was always the goto for running X applications on a MacOS desktop. It's been a couple of years since the last version of Quartz and there is no activity on the github, so we may assume that ...
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Cannot connect to x11vnc server from other client

Hello guys I have installed x11vnc server on MAC OS el capital but trying to connect remotely and stream the images of desktop only a black image is rendered to vnc client do you have any idea? I am ...
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XQuartz crash and infinite loop on Mojave

XQuartz is crashing constantly and going in an infinite loop on macOS Mojave. On doing a xinit in the terminal I get: xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to Xserver : connection refused xinit: ...
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XQuartz cannot start on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Recently the XQuartz cracked after I open it from the Utilities folder. And I try to install it through different methods like the pkg and "brew cask install xquartz". However, it cannot work by each ...
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Tcl-Tk Homebrew install with X11 support

I am trying to modify the tcl-tk Homebrew formula to have tk installed with x11 instead of the default aqua. However I haven't been able to do it so far. Can anyone help? This is the tcl-tk.rb: ...
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Help fixing extremely slow XQuartz startup?

I've been getting really slow startups for a few months, after un/reinstalling for a different issue. Checked the console log and something (or several things) is/are clearly wrong. 2016 Macbook Pro, ...
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Does there exist a means to use Ranger in iTerm2 and Preview Images with X11 forwarding enabled on an SSH session?

So I am using the ranger terminal application, which is a vi style file browser. I've followed this tutorial to achieve image preview compatibility with the iTerm application. This works very well for ...
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running XQuartz: display background is black after screen is unlocked or awakened

I use XQuartz 99.9% of the time I'm on my Mac. When I lock my screen (using Lock Screen in the apple menu) -- or the screen saver kicks in -- and the screen remains locked/darkened for more than a few ...
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Are there any modern X11/Xorg Browsers that compile for OSX?

Currently I'm using macports. I'm wondering if there are any graphical X11 browsers like Chromium, or Firefox, or the like that compile under X11 (and not native OSX). I want a browser that I can ...
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Can I search for applications compiled against X11/Xorg for MacPorts?

Similar to this question on building against native xQuartz vs MacPort's Xorg, is it possible to search for just applications built against Xorg? For example, I want to know what Web Browsers are ...
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Can I tell MacPorts to build against its own X11 or Xorg?

In this comment there is a distinction drawn between "native macOS libraries" and X11, Haven‘t used MacPorts for years, but most probably Kitty is compiled with the native macOS libraries, not with ...
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What do you call the OSX Window Server, Window Manager, and Desktop Environment?

In Linux we have three layers that represent the Window Server, Window Manager, and Desktop Environment. All of those three layers have more than one competing technology. I'm confused when talking ...
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How can I disable XQuartz entirely and use Xorg with my own Desktop Environment?

I want to use i3, which is available in Mac Ports. I've installed it and xorg (with ports install xorg). Now I want to boot into that. I've tried created an ~/.xinitrc and an ~/.xinitrc.d/99_i3 script ...
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How can I change x11 window size programatically?

How can I change the size of an x11 window with a script, be it AppleScript or otherwise. I have a process running using wine which is using XQuartz as the windowing system and I want to force the x11 ...
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How can I enable graphics on local macOS from remote Linux using SSH?

host: Ubuntu 64-bit local: macOS 10.13 64-bit I'm attempting to run a program on a remote Linux machine through ssh, and I want the GUI to appear on my local macOS laptop. When I execute ssh -v -X ...
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Hostname in X11 window title

How can I make the hostname show in the title of an X11 window? In Linux environments, ssh -Y foohost; ...; bar-gui will open an xwindow for the program with the title "bar-gui (on foohost)". That ...
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Latest fink unable to install xemacs on High Sierra

I did a fresh install of fink 0.43.1 on a High Sierra system, then installed texlive and all of its prerequisites. That all works fine. Then I try to add xemacs: fink install xemacs and I am met ...
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How to return to previous fullscreen Terminal after closing a fullscreen X11 app?

I open Terminal app in fullscreen mode, by which Terminal sits itself in a new workspace. Then I run feh --fullscreen https://i.redd.it/tum2p9hdtex11.jpg It will open the image in fullscreen in ...
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How to access the Menu Mnemonics of an X11 Program within macOS [duplicate]

With the kind assistance of X11 Quartz background app I have an X11 app Dia diagramming tool running. It is enticing to see those mnemonics apparently (?) available to use. I have a serious beef with ...
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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using Wine and DXVK

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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X11 apps have stopped working

I had been using gnuplot and nedit on my iMac running High Sierra. About 2 months ago they both stopped working. When I try to plot with Gnuplot i get the following error message: gnuplot: unable to ...
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XQuartz was recently upgraded. Some apps that used X11 no longer work

Recently XQuartz was automatically updated on my Mac running High Sierra. Now the apps that used X11 no longer work. I also noticed that if I run XQuartz by double-clicking on the app it opens but ...
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XQuartz cannot generate any windows (even the built in terminal or xlogo)

getting a bit desperate here after trying everything I could find/think of — I'll just come out and say that I have a weak back ground in unix systems. I use XQuartz 2.7.11 to connect to a RedHat ...
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AutoRaise (bring window to front) - XQuartz

I'd like focus-follows-mouse (autoraise) with XQuartz windows (for X-Forwarding purposes). I'm using a small app posted on SO on this thread and it works OK for regular apps (which run under Quartz, ...
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Terminal not working on Yosemite

Not sure about the Yosemite version because "About this mac" option doesn't work too. Terminal, X11, Screenshot to name a few, don't work. Used to work fine since I updated from Lion a few months ago....
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How to run XQuartz in 16-bit color mode

Is it possible to run XQuartz in 16-bit color mode on macOS High Sierra? I tried the suggestions in this question but they didn't seem to work for 16-bit color. First, I tried setting the color ...
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Using PRIMARY clipboard in macOS

I use Linux (CentOS) at work and quite like the PRIMARY clipboard. This adds highlighted text to a clipboard automatically and pastes the contents of that clipboard on center-button mouse click. ...
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XQuartz does not work correctly

I have got a problem with XQuartz. We are running a server on which we installed an application which runs via Wine. If I start the application via Linux it works perfect. But with my Macbook (OS X ...
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Using X11-Forwarding to show UI that runs by different user

I've logged on to my Mac under 'user1', and opened a terminal in which I've switched to another user 'user2' using su command. Now I've opened a .txt file from that terminal by typing open file.txt ...
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Conflicting libpng.16.16.dylib

On my mac book (OS X 10.12.4) I have two libpng.16.16.dylib: one in /opt/X11/bin, for which otool reports /opt/X11/lib/libpng16.16.dylib: /opt/X11/lib/libpng16.16.dylib (compatibility version 43....
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How to specify path to libX11.6.dylib for XQuartz?

I'm trying to run Wine with x11 driver (because some apps only work with x11 driver). I had installed XQuartz and it works and runs xterm. However, when I run Wine, it outputs: err:x11drv:...
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How to change X11/Xquartz colour setting to 256 colors Using Bash Script?

I want to change X11 color settings from 'From Display'(default) to '256 colors' using Terminal.app. I already know how to change it using the GUI, but I need a bash script to do it. I have: ...
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Dia on macOS Sierra

I'm trying to run Dia on macOS Sierra (MacBookPro, Retina). It crashed searching for libdia.dylib. Exporting Display=:0, as recommended here, does not help. Any ideas?
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How to identify process based on the visible window?

On Unix/Linux there are some tools such as xwininfo, xdotool, xkill or xprop to identify a window's PID by clicking on it, but they only work with X11. Is there any similar solution for macOS? To get ...