Under macOS Sierra (10.12.3), Xquartz 2.7.11 is not working with two apps that use it, namely, Rcmdr from within RStudio and the current Macports port of Inkscape (port inkscape @0.92.0_3+x11 together with inkscape-app @0.92_0).
For each, when I start the app, Rcmdr or Inkscape, the XQuartz icon repeatedly appears in the Dock and then quickly disappears; the app never actually opens.
Is it crashing repeatedly or terminating successfully and respawning?
If a crash, attach the crash log. If not, please debug why your system is misbehaving. It's likely a bad ~/.xinitrc file.
Or possibly a bad ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile, etc. Create a fresh user account, login as the new user, and try. If that works, then it's a problem with your current user configuration. I suggest you ask for help on the mailing list as this is not the appropriate forum for support requests.
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> Or possibly a bad ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile, etc. Create a
> fresh user account, login as the new user, and try. If that works, then it's a
> problem with your current user configuration. I suggest you ask for help on
> the mailing list as this is not the appropriate forum for support requests.
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XQuartz worked on a different account. On my usual account, I think I’ve tracked down the source of the trouble to file
which has contents:
# make the freedesktop menu entries work
# enable sound
# use Apple's window manager
exec quartz-wm &
# start GNOME
(That file was installed as part of a macports gnome desktop port, I believe.)
This interferes with XQuartz??
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Remvoing (or renaming) file ~/.xinitrc.d/90-gnome.sh eliminates the XQuartz misbehavior I reported.
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