Inkscape crashes, "X11 quit unexpectedly."

Asked by jay tee on 2012-04-08

I'm on a Mac with 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.

I can open both new and existing Inkscape drawings but as soon as I go to change something, it crashes and closes and I get the error report "X11 quit unexpectedly." I've uninstalled and re-installed both X11 and XQuartz several times. I've also uninstalled and re-installed Inkscape... I just realized the same thing happens with GIMP, so this is probably a question for an X11 forum. The xQuartz version is 2.7.2_beta4. The latest version of X11 that I'm trying is 2.3.1. Any experience with this?

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Best ~suv (suv-lp) said : #1

> The xQuartz version is 2.7.2_beta4

Known issue in the latest XQuartz beta4 - downgrade to current stable XQuartz 2.7.1 until a newer version of XQuartz is available

See also:
Bug #972914 "[OS X] Crash when clicking inside drawing area with XQuartz 2.7.2 beta4"

~suv (suv-lp) said : #2

> The latest version of X11 that I'm trying is 2.3.1

Of the XQuartz releases you can download from
you need at least v2.5.1 or later to be able to launch and use Inkscape 0.48.2.

jay tee (trailspark) said : #3

Thanks ~suv, that solved my question.