Anyone running X11 apps on Mojave?

Tabitha McNerney tabithamc at
Wed Dec 12 09:02:06 UTC 2018


I just installed XQuartz 2.7.11 today on a fresh Mac running Mojave
10.14.2. I installed XQuartz from the XQuartz.pkg found in the disk image
(dmg) file on the XQuartz support site:

I didn't have any problems installing and then later running XQuartz.
However, on Mojave, there was an interesting alert panel which appeared
during the pkg installation process which I have not seen on previous
versions of macOS when installing XQuartz, which alert panel with two
buttons, one which stated "Don't Allow" and the other stated "OK", and text
which stated the following:

"" wants access to control "System". Allowing
control will provide access to documents and data in "System",
and to perform actions within that app.

I didn't know what to do so I waited. There must have been a timeout
because the panel disappeared on its own without me making a selection. The
package installer process then finished on its own and stated XQuartz had
been installed successfully. I was then able to run XQuartz without any
issues. Interestingly, when I now run System Preferences and select
Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Automation there is an entry for
"" and underneath a check box next to "System". The
check box is unchecked. I gather this all has something to do with changes
to Mojave's security and privacy settings. Has anyone else seen this with
or without XQuartz involved? If so, any ideas of what this means?


On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 8:37 PM Ken Cunningham <
ken.cunningham.webuse at> wrote:

> On Nov 23, 2018, at 9:52 PM, Randolph M. Fritz <rmfritz3 at> wrote:
> Does Xquartz still work? or MacPorts X11? Or…?
> yep, just fine.
> XQuartz 2.7.11 works from the XQuartz website, which is what I’m using
> right now, and the MacPorts versions are there as well:
> Ken
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