Start the Xserver automatically

raf macports at
Wed Jan 27 01:21:51 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:00:23AM -0600, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Jan 24, 2021, at 22:35, Tong Sun wrote:
> > I checked the's preference, but it seems to be missing the
> > capability to start the Xserver automatically when user logs in.
> > 
> > Is it so? Any plan to add it?
> The X server will start automatically when you launch any X11-using
> program. This is better than having the X server running all the
> time. This change to the X server was made by Apple in Mac OS X 10.5
> in pursuit of their goal of not having services running when they're
> not needed.

If you really want it to start on login, you can add macport's
to your: System Preferences / Users & Groups / Login Items.


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