Re: XtrackCad will not open High Sierra 10.13.6

Adam Richards

Unfortunately the screenshot was attached at too low a res to allow me to read it.  :). 

Anyway, the core issue is that DISPLAY variable not being set.  This indicates that this plist - /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist

has been stopped from running as a launchd service using "launchctl unload" or was overwritten somehow

try this command -

/bin/launchctl list

Look in the listing for the service org.macosforge.xquartz.startx

I am going to guess that if it exists it has a status like -9 (disabled). 

This command -

/bin/launchctl load /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist

Should start it again and hopefully set up Display.

The XQuartz system uses a different authorized plist which is why it could start.

An alternative, if that doesn't work, you can try to use the xterm window you got working inside XQuartz and enter in it -

open -a /Applications/

That may work even without a Display variable set because it is launching from within XQuartz.

Fingers again crossed.




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