Reminder: Reinstall XQuartz After Apple Software Update

XQuartz LogoI always forget to do this. Long ago I installed XQuartz on my Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) desktop. For the life of me, I can't remember why I installed it. XQuartz replaces the X11 that comes with Mac OS X. I might have done this since XQuartz is more up to date than Apple's X11. Another possibility is that one of the two X11 apps I use frequently (Gimp or Wireshark) required the update. The reason doesn't really matter, the important thing is to remember to reinstall XQuartz after every Apple Software Update.

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If you're experiencing this problem, you might see something like the following in your log files:

org.x.startx[5001] Xquartz: bootstrap_look_up(): Unknown service name 
org.x.startx[5001] giving up. 
org.x.startx[5001] /usr/X11/bin/xinit:  Operation timed out (errno 60):  unable to connect to X server 
org.x.startx[5001] /usr/X11/bin/xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error. 
org.x.startx[5164] font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches 
org.x.startx[5164] font_cache: Updating FC cache 
org.x.privileged_startx[1606] font_cache: Scanning system font directories to generate X11 font caches 
defaults[5191] 
The domain/default pair of (org.x.X11, dpi) does not exist
org.x.startx[5164] xauth:  creating new authority file /Users/scott/.serverauth.5164 
org.x.startx[5164] Xquartz: X11.app = /Applications/Utilities/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11 
org.x.startx[5164] Xquartz: Starting X server: /Applications/Utilities/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11 --listenonly 
org.x.startx[5164] dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libpixman-1.0.dylib 
org.x.startx[5164]   Referenced from: /Applications/Utilities/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11.bin 
org.x.startx[5164]   Reason: Incompatible library version: X11.bin requires version 15.0.0 or later, but libpixman-1.0.dylib provides version 13.0.0 
org.x.privileged_startx[1606] font_cache: Updating FC cache 
org.x.startx[5164] font_cache: Done 
org.x.startx[5164] waiting for X server to begin accepting connections

By the way, Snow Leopard users are not affected by this problem.

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