Bug 94240 - Xquartz won't run
Summary: Xquartz won't run
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-21 20:07 UTC by ariannapierner
Modified: 2016-04-27 03:02 UTC (History)
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Description ariannapierner 2016-02-21 20:07:46 UTC
I downloaded xquartz a couple weeks ago, and everything was running find. Then randomly, when I try to open it from my applications or open it from terminal, it starts to open then crashes. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but the same problems happens.  I don't know why it stopped working. I didn't make any changes to my computer.  I am running off of a Macbook Pro with yosemite.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-02-21 20:40:52 UTC
Attach the crash log.
Comment 2 ariannapierner 2016-02-21 22:57:19 UTC
so i type the command:


xquartz app symbol will pop up for a second then disappear.

I am not super computer savvy, so I am not sure how to get the crash log
Comment 3 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-02-21 23:23:19 UTC
That is not how you should open the application.

Just launch the *X11 client* application and let it start the server (eg, run 'xterm'), or launch XQuartz.app through Finder.

Crash logs appear in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
Comment 4 mlokun 2016-04-27 02:27:23 UTC
I installed it but it will not run and says wrong version then that the update is designed for OSX Leopard only.
Comment 5 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-04-27 03:02:18 UTC
mlokun, it sounds like you installed the wrong thing.

Closing this as there seems to be no real issue here.

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