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XQuartz is the OSX version of X server

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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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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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Change Mappings in X-Quartz for xterm

Like a lot of people, I suspect, my 'go to' terminal emulator on Mac is either the vanilla 'Terminal' application, or else iTerm2. These don't really cut it, so I'd like to go back to using xterm. I ...
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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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Xquartz problem for OS 10.14

Recently upgraded to Mojave (10.14) and I'm having a problem creating X apps from the terminal. OSX 10.14.6 XQuartz 2.7.11 (xorg-server 1.18.4) [08:44][{501}]% printenv DISPLAY /private/tmp/com....
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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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xquartz crashing after update of Xcode to 11.2.1 Mojave

After updating Xcode to 11.2.1 on my macbook (10.14.6) xquartz(2.7.11) kept crashing. I checked the configuration on my imac (10.14.6); there is Xcode 10.3, xquartz 2.7.11, running smoothly. Re-...
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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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shell directory access

I recently upgraded to Catalina. I'm a bit of an old school Unix user, and I tend to use XQuartz/xterm/ksh. Now that there are access controls everywhere, is there an easy way to add access to ...
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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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How to run Linux gui apps on macOS (e.g. via XQuartz)

I'm trying to run some Linux applications on macOS. I have installed XQuartz but if I attempt for instance to run firefox it does something - i.e. the firefox process can be seen by ps: $ps -ef | ...
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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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Does XQuartz work on macOS Mojave?

The latest version is from 2016: https://www.xquartz.org/ I will try it out .. but wonder if there were some pointers / warnings about this..
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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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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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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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Run GUI application in MacOS 10 in Docker

I'd like to run an application in a Docker container that can start a GUI. This guide recommends using XQuartz. After starting XQuartz, run the following: ip=$(ifconfig en0 | grep inet | awk '$1=="...
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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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XQuartz: Enable ‘Allow connections from network clients’ via command line

I'd like to write a shell script that uses xquartz. Specifically the ‘Allow connections from network clients’ checkbox at Settings/Security has to be checked. Is there a way to do this ...
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gnuplot warning: “plotting with an unknown terminal”

I'm trying to use gnuplot on my MacBook Air (Mac OS X 10.11.3). I have installed XQuartz by using homebrew after I installed gnuplot (with this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-...
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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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How to determine which one process owns particular window

How to know which process or App is responsible for creating/managing a particular window in macOS? In my case I got really cryptic error message, in non modal free floating window. Using message ...
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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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Can't type 0 with XQuartz?

I installed Inkscape using brew cask install inkscape on OS X 10.11.6, and the XQuartz that came with it has a major problem: I can't type the number 0! The key is simply nonfunctional (you similarly ...
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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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Do I have to reinstall XQuartz every time I upgrade MacOS?

I use a slightly weird setup where I will connect from my Mac laptop to a linux machine, using ssh -X, and from there connect to a Windows machine using rdesktop. This works just fine, but whenever I ...
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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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Will there be consequences or issues if I install XQuartz?

I need to install XQuartz to install Inkscape, a vector graphics application. May I know if issues would come when I install XQuartz? I'm new to OS X and I find the need to install an application to ...
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XQuartz problem on OS 10.12.1

I In stalled Xquartz from here, but when trying to start it from the command line via /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz I get an error: > /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz dyld: Symbol not found: ...
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XQuartz crashing in infinite loop — El Capitan edition

I have a MacBook Air running OSX El Capitan, version 10.11.6. I downloaded XQuartz 2.7.11, but when the program that uses it launches it (or I double-click it in the Utilities folder), XQuartz begins ...
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XQuartz: xterm command slow since last update

I often use the following command to get a new terminal on XQuartz. xterm -sh 1.01 -u8 -fa 12 -fg LightBlue -bg black & However, since the last update of XQuartz, it takes about 1 min for the ...
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El Capitan XQuartz fails to open. Abnormal code 126

I am running 10.11.2 on a Macbook Pro and have downloaded the Quartz 2.7.9 and installed it. The installation GUI claims the XQuartz installation was successful. I rebooted my machine and logged ...
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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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Install InkScape without XQuartz

Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz? I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title ...
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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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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 0;vagrant@archlinux:...
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Windowing system on El Capitan, and XQuartz

I've just installed XQuartz on my Macbook Pro Retina 13" which runs El Capitan, because a development tool I'm using required me to do so. I know that XQuartz is (kind of) like the new X11, supported ...
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Why xterm would run only once on XQuartz?

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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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 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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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 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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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 **...