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XQuartz is the OSX version of X server

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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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Are there any Tiling Window Managers similar to Pop!_OS's Tiling WM?

With Pop!_OS's tiling window manager (found here: https://github.com/pop-os/tiler), I can use my mouse instead of the keyboard to tile the windows. I find it easier than complex keyboard combinations. ...
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The xterm launches OK on freshly rebooted machine only [duplicate]

The xterm launches OK on freshly rebooted machine only. After awhile, it won't launch any more. The behaviour is the same if I try to launch it from a terminal window or from the XQuartz Application ...
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XQuartz has a black background with all apps

I'm running M1 Big Sur with Xquartz. For some reason, the background of all apps run with Xquartz is black (and it sometimes flickers). It seems that XQuartz is trying to help out by forcing a "...
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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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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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How to make MacOS Catalina to receive incoming X connections (without ssh tunnels)

I am trying to make my MacOS Catalina to receive incoming X conncetions. I have installed XQuartz, then I have issued xhost +. Then on my linux box I set export DISPLAY=my.macos.ip.address:0.0. But ...
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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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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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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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X Quartz opening on new blank desktop on Mac

I'm having a problem where if I run anything that uses xquartz, the GUI opens on a new black 'desktop' that doesn't have the dock, any icons or the top bar. I'm not sure why, and, for my uses, I need ...
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(10.15.7) From where can the Quartz image filters be accessed?

I stumbled upon the Quartz image filters when I was building a Quick Action in Automator. From within Automator, I was able to preview the image filters, and some of them are actually pretty cool. I'...
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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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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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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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