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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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XQuartz refusing connections after a while

When I open a new Terminal and ssh into a server, XQuartz runs fine. But after a few minutes it stops accepting connections from that Terminal, with messages like application-specific initialization ...
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Can't get X11 forwarding working with XQuartz

I'm on Ventura. I'm trying to log in to a remote Linux machine with X11 forwarding enabled. I followed these steps: Install XQuartz (from the downloadable package on their website, not from brew). ...
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Mouse and keyboard input and audio output doesn't work in X11 window

Through some form of dark magic, I was able to make a Linux X11 QT/GTK2 (I don't know which one) application compile and run on my 2021 MacBook Pro running macOS 14.1. All the windows open fine, but ...
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XTEST extension unavailable (XQuartz)

I am trying to use certain properties of X11 on mac via XQuartz. I am not trying to connect to a remote machine via ssh. Here is what I am trying to execute bash-3.2$ xdotool cmd+v Warning: XTEST ...
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X ssh forwarding not working from a macOS 13.4.1 to Debian Linux 11

I have currently an issue about trying to get a SSH X forwarding connection from a macOS Ventura to a Debian Linux 11. I am using XQuartz 2.8.4 (2.8.5 failed in installation). I don't know where the ...
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How can I ssh -X from a non-macOS machine into a macOS machine and run X11 programs displaying on the non-macOS host?

I have a macOS machine running Catalina. I have also have a Linux machine, running Ubuntu 20.04. I want to ssh from the Linux machine to the Mac by a command such as ssh -X user@macos-machine. When I ...
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How to let XQuartz opens a startup window when you start it?

Earlier, some one asked, "How do I prevent X11 opening an xterm when it starts?", and Jay provided the answer "defaults write org.xquartz.X11 app_to_run APP", and it works. I did ...
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Run Safari over ssh (xquartz) from remote linux

I have a Mac Mini (2023, M2) and I would like to connect to it and run Safari remotely from a Linux laptop. I am not trying to connect to a Linux (or Windows) server from a Mac client, here the "...
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universal highlight->copy to secondary clipboard, middle click-> paste secondary clipboard

Terminal has this standard linux X window behavior. Is there anyway (including non-free utilities) to get this feature universally in macOS Ventura?
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looking for an SSH client that allows xwindows

I've recently started using macOS. I am looking for an SSH client that allows xwindow tunneling through SSH. As suggested, I've installed Xquartz via brew but whenever I try opening an xwindow based ...
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What would be the practical implications of trying EXWM (Emacs Window Manager) in my macOS machine concerning the native macOS applications?

I have been using a Macbook Air M1 for professional reasons and would like to amplify Emacs in my life. I have been searching for the introduction of EXWM in my workflow. Unfortunately, as I started ...
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MacOS can't display an open3d window from remote server,GLX_ARB_create_context_profile is unavailable

Problem Device and OS version: MacBook Pro 2021 Apple Silicon 13.0.1 (22A400) The remote server can't forward open3d window to my Mac the codes are as follows: import copy import numpy as np import ...
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XQuartz, xterm and shell errors

A am using bash as a default shell. If I execute xterm (which is opened in XQuartz), I get the following errors: bash: unsetenv: command not found bash: unsetenv: command not found bash: setenv: ...
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XQuartz needs opening twice since macOS 13 Ventura

Since I updated to macOS 13 Ventura, whenever I try to switch to XQuartz I have to switch twice for it to show me the window. The first time I click the icon or do Cmd+Tab to the window, the window ...
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XQuartz xterm and iTerm and oh-my-zsh themes not playing nice with each other

I typically use iTERM2 with zsh and Oh My Zsh! themes. My current theme uses color control commands and a Powerline font: # vim:ft=zsh ts=2 sw=2 sts=2 # Must use Powerline font, for \uE0A0 to render....
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How to remove hard to delete files, automatically created after an update?

After an OS update you sometimes discover left-overs on your desktop, often named (Previously) Relocated Items. In my current case this was just an alias to X11R6 nested in several folders: /...
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X11/XQuartz 'Couldn't find per display information' on Mac Book Pro 2019, OS Monterey

I am trying to run mbsystem (a command-line tool for geodata processing) that for some commands uses a GUI based interface (e.g. if i type 'mbedit' in the command line, a window should open where i ...
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What is the difference of an Inkscape installation via MacPorts with +Quartz or +X11 option?

For macOS (High Sierra) Inkscape can be installed via MacPorts with two options: +Quartz or +X11. What is the difference? Which version is (more) recommended?
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Why is XQuartz missing the "Preferences" popup window?

Help. I installed this version of XQuartz 2.8.1 from here: https://www.xquartz.org/ When I run it, it starts up and shows up in my task bar BUT I am unable to find the "Preferences" menu. ...
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X11 Forwarding does not work

I installed the latest version of XQuartz and: changed # X11Forwarding no to X11Forwarding yes in /private/etc/ssh/sshd_config enabled Allow connections from network clients in XQuartz When I try to ...
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Invalid screen detect by xrandr

I using MacBook Air M1. When I run xrandr, output is: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 800 x 525, current 5760 x 1956, maximum 5760 x 1980 default connected ...
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XQuartz quits within a few seconds

macOS Big Sur 11.4, MacBook Air (M1, 2020) XQuartz (2.8.1) starts but it quits within a few seconds. There are no warnings or reports but it quits sientlty. I re-installed XQuartz, reboot, and deleted ...
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XQuartz keeps crashin with one xmate-session, but not for others nor for xmate on other debian

I am ssh-ing into a Debian virtual machine that has xfce4 and mate installed. In the past, they both worked fine. Now, when I use Mate using Mac's terminal + XQuartz, it keeps crashing while looking ...
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How to make XQuartz listen to port 6000?

I have installed XQuartz 2.8.1 onto macOS Catalina 10.15.4. Now I can use ssh -X myremotehost and do xcalc & there. But the -X option appears to work too slow. I am using a LAN and would like to ...
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Can't get X11 to work in macOS Big Sur

I am new to macOS. I had set up everything for accessing my AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance before the update to latest macOS Big Sur. Now when I try to ssh to AWS EC2 instance: ssh -X -i /location/key/pair....
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X11 XQuartz 1.20.11 (xorg-server 1.20.11) on Big Sur fonts not recognized

I have xset +fp the_directory with TTF fonts, I have mkfontdir and mkfontscale the same directory, I have fc-cache -fv and verified the directory is listed and cached and font count correct, but ...
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iterm2 vs xterm

I am a long time xterm user. As a Sys Admin I connect to many, many Linux systems. My practice has been to use XQuartz to connect to a central system from which I can access all the other systems. ...
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The application "XQuartz" can't be opened

I'm quite puzzled by the following issue. I tried to open XQuartz after some time I hadn't used it and I got a dialog box saying "The application "XQuartz" can't be opened." I went ...
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Xquartz Catalina hangs

I've had Xquartz working multiple times on different machines over the years but I just did a new install and have some strange behavior with no windows popping up. My issue is, when I run an app like ...
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How to make switching between windows in XQuartz work again

After an upgrade to Big Sur I am no longer able to use ⌘ Cmd + ` to switch between windows in XQuartz. Previously, like on this MacOS Mojave with the same version of XQuartz (2.8.0_beta1) installed, ...
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Cannot link X11 xQuartz 2.7.1, no architecture amd64?

I Cannot link X11 xQuartz 2.7.1, no architecture amd64??????? I have a simple program that uses X11. it runs fine in an old xcode on an Intel Mac. But now I have a mac Mini M1 and xCode cannot find a ...
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How to remap Mac keyboard with Xmodmap

I was trying to remap my Mac's keyboard with Xmodmap, but it was only somewhat successful. The remapping works when I look for the keycodes with the event tester, but when I actually type the keyboard ...
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what does an app do to satisfy the dock bounce?

What does an application have to do that satisfies the dock system so it stops bouncing the app's icon? I am writing an X11 app that runs via XQuartz. I can create an app bundle with an icon for the ...
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How to make Dia (which uses X11 / XQuartz) work?

When installing Dia, either through brew install dia or downloading the DMG from the Dia site, I could run it once. On the second run, I got this: (dia-bin:5065): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: /...
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How can I fix a macOS screenshot of an X11 window that’s bleached / white / too light?

I'm facing a little problem while taking a screenshot of an X11 window (using XQuartz - if there's something better out there, lemme know). I tried everything: Entire Screen Window-Only Selection ...
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XQuartz right away quits itself

macOS Catalina Version 10.15.5 I have downloaded XQuartz from following page (https://www.xquartz.org/). The application installed and shown on the Utilities folder. When I open it, it is shown a ...
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How can I use ssh -X on macOS Catalina? [Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated]

How do I get ssh -X working on macOS Catalina (10.15)? ssh -X linux_host works from another linux machine. On a fresh install of macOS Catalina, I have installed MacPorts and xorg_server. However, ssh ...
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OSX Window server vulnerabilities on catalina

This question will be a long one, as I have given lot of time in doing research and also I have attached all my research in the question itself. The window server/ display server used on linux is X11, ...
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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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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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