Bug 103032 - x11 forwarding with ROOT causes xQuartz to quit completely
Summary: x11 forwarding with ROOT causes xQuartz to quit completely
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 normal
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-28 20:05 UTC by Sarah
Modified: 2019-05-23 18:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sarah 2017-09-28 20:05:50 UTC

I ssh into a remote server (lxplus) using xQuartz and run ROOT (as in https://root.cern.ch/) on that server. I was doing this for several months without any issues. However recently I have suddenly started having this issue. Whenever I launch something in ROOT that requires graphics, my entire xQuartz application just quits. However I can test the x11 forwarding while ssh-ed into the remote server (and not running ROOT) with xclock or something similar and it works just fine. 

However, this is just a problem with my mac. If I use another computer to login to the remote server and run ROOT (or xclock, etc) the x11 forwarding works just fine. 

I have tried uninstalling (using the directions on the XQuartz FAQ page), rebooting my computer, and installing it again. I still have the same problem. 

Before I had this issue, I had upgraded the memory on my computer from the 2 2GB that it came with to 2 4GB that I bought. I thought (after trying everything else) that it might be the problem so I put the original memory cards back in and I still have the same problem. I do not know if this is connected to my problem. 

I have asked the ROOT forums and they have not been able to help me. 

I have asked the help desk associated with the remote server I use and they have not been able to help either. 

I am hopeful someone here can help me. 

I apologize if I posted this in the wrong place. 

Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2019-05-23 18:32:11 UTC
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