Install command:
brew install xorg-server

X Window System display server


License: MIT and APSL-2.0

Formula JSON API: /api/formula/xorg-server.json

Formula code: xorg-server.rb on GitHub

Bottle (binary package) installation support provided for:

Apple Silicon sonoma
Intel sonoma
64-bit linux

Current versions:

stable 21.1.12

Depends on:

libxfixes 6.0.1 X.Org: Header files for the XFIXES extension
libxfont2 2.0.6 X11 font rasterisation library
mesa 24.0.4 Graphics Library
pixman 0.42.2 Low-level library for pixel manipulation
xauth 1.1.3 X.Org Applications: xauth
xcb-util 0.4.1 Additional extensions to the XCB library
xcb-util-image 0.4.1 XCB port of Xlib's XImage and XShmImage
xcb-util-keysyms 0.4.1 Standard X constants and conversion to/from keycodes
xcb-util-renderutil 0.3.10 Convenience functions for the X Render extension
xcb-util-wm 0.4.2 Client and window-manager helpers for EWMH and ICCCM
xkbcomp 1.4.7 XKB keyboard description compiler
xkeyboardconfig 2.41 Keyboard configuration database for the X Window System
libapplewm 1.4.1 Xlib-based library for the Apple-WM extension

Depends on when building from source:

font-util 1.4.1 X.Org: Font package creation/installation utilities
libxkbfile 1.1.3 X.Org: XKB file handling routines
meson 1.4.0 Fast and user friendly build system
ninja 1.12.0 Small build system for use with gyp or CMake
pkg-config 0.29.2 Manage compile and link flags for libraries
util-macros 1.20.0 X.Org: Set of autoconf macros used to build other xorg packages
xorgproto 2024.1 X.Org: Protocol Headers
xtrans 1.5.0 X.Org: X Network Transport layer shared code
To launch X server, it is recommend to install xinit,
especially on macOS, otherwise X11.app will not work:
    brew install xinit
If cask xquartz is installed, this link may be helpful:


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