Bug 101407 - Can't get X11 working again after XQuartz crash
Summary: Can't get X11 working again after XQuartz crash
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.11 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-13 17:29 UTC by Phil Harvey
Modified: 2019-05-23 18:31 UTC (History)
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crash report (52.99 KB, text/plain)
2017-06-13 17:29 UTC, Phil Harvey

Description Phil Harvey 2017-06-13 17:29:39 UTC
Created attachment 131927 [details]
crash report

After an XQuartz 2.7.11 crash and relaunch I am unable to open X11 apps again on OS X 10.10.5 without rebooting first.  The system.log shows these messages:

Jun 13 13:11:15 work3 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx[44386]): Endpoint has been activated through legacy launch(3) APIs. Please switch to XPC or bootstrap_check_in(): org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx
Jun 13 13:11:16 work3 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.xpc.launchd.user.501.100005.Aqua): Check-in attempt by unmanaged service: Xquartz.44457
Jun 13 13:11:16 work3.phy.queensu.ca org.macosforge.xquartz.X11.stub[44457]: launchd check-in failed: No such process

How do I get XQuartz running again properly without rebooting?


- Phil

P.S. I have attached the initial crash report in case anyone is interested, but my question is only how to get running again after a crash like this.
Comment 1 Phil Harvey 2017-06-14 16:22:45 UTC
Well, I couldn't wait for an answer so I started randomly running apps from /opt/X11/bin to see if any of them could unstick my X11.  And low and behold: running /opt/X11/bin/xinit fixed the problem!  Then after CTRL-C to stop xinit, and re-launching XQuartz, X11 still works fine!  I don't know if this was the right thing to do, but at least it got me going again.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2019-05-23 18:31:59 UTC
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