[Xquartz-dev] XQuartz 2.7.8_beta3 problems

Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia jeremyhu at apple.com
Thu Mar 12 17:53:20 PDT 2015

> On Mar 12, 2015, at 15:43, Jack Howarth <howarth.mailing.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>    The XQuartz 2.7.8_beta3 has been very cantankerous  with regard to
> autolaunching when executing X windows binaries in the Terminal
> application. Is an improved beta4 seed expected soon?

Nope.  This is the first I've heard of any issue like this.  Can you elaborate?

> I have found
> that the autolaunching doesn't occur after logging out or even
> rebooting. Manually launching the X11 app doesn't help as well. Most
> frustrating is that the beta3 release will start to autolaunch without
> any obvious reason but will also stop autolaunching again after system
> software updates to the public 10.0.3 seed.
>            Jack
> ps I am also very confused by the comments at...
> Default X11 Server
> If this is your first time installing XQuartz, you may wish to logout
> and log back in. This will update your DISPLAY environment variable to
> point to XQuartz.app rather than X11.app. If you would prefer to keep
> using X11.app as your default server (you can still launch XQuartz.app
> manually), you'll want to disable
> /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist using
> launchctl(1).

That doesn't really apply post Lion.  That wiki page needs to be rewritten since X11.app doesn't ship any more with OS X.

> at http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki/X112.7.8. In particular, on
> Yosemite, I find that the Finder shows X11 in /Applications/Utilities
> but the terminal window shows Xquartz.app and no X11.app.

Sounds like a Finder bug.

> I have never
> heard of that behavior where there is a complete rupture between the
> Application name displayed by the Finder window and that shown in the
> terminal window with 'ls'.
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