Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

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jbjbjb
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Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby jbjbjb » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:48 pm

Hello,

I've had Inkscape installed for a while. It worked fine. Some time ago it stopped opening (I'm only now getting round to trying to fix it). I don't think anything was changed (ie OS upgrade), so I've got no idea why it stopped working.

I click Inkscape in the dock, the marker appears beneath it, but nothing else apparently happens (no windows nor X11 app). I click on the Inkscape icon in the dock again and the X11 icon appears immediately/instantaneously in the dock with the marker beneath it. X11's menu options are in the top menu bar. I click on the Inkscape icon again, no difference. I go into the Finder. Click the Inkscape icon again, and the X11 comes to the front. No Inkscape though.

Any ideas how to get it working again?

OS X 10.7.5
X11 2.6.5
Inkscape 0.48.2

Thanks.

Moini
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby Moini » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 pm

Three observations:
- the currently available Inkscape version for macOS is 0.91.
- have you looked into your gatekeeper settings?
- can you search the forum for previous answers? I'm not on Mac, and I can't remember all the suggestions that have been made, but similar issues have been discussed before. Especially look out for comments by ~suv, who is the developer who created (most of?) the macOS versions.
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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jbjbjb
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby jbjbjb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:38 am

OK thanks. I just came across one suggestion about using /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/MacOS/Inkscape on the command line to open Inkscape just to see what happens. This is what it gave:

Setting Language: .UTF-8

(process:4021): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Jul 13 22:32:54 Bens-MacBook.local Inkscape[4020] <Error>: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetWindowTags: Invalid connection
Jul 13 22:32:54 Bens-MacBook.local Inkscape[4020] <Error>: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.

jbjbjb
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby jbjbjb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:42 am

System log:

13.7.17 22:41:07.628 defaults:
The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, AppleAquaColorVariant) does not exist
13.7.17 22:41:07.677 [0x0-0x3e03e].org.inkscape.Inkscape: Setting Language: .UTF-8
13.7.17 22:41:07.780 [0x0-0x3e03e].org.inkscape.Inkscape: (process:4390): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
13.7.17 22:41:07.780 [0x0-0x3e03e].org.inkscape.Inkscape: Using the fallback 'C' locale.
13.7.17 22:41:11.096 postfix/master: fatal: open lock file /Library/Server/Mail/Data/mta/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
13.7.17 22:41:12.098 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master[4438]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:12.098 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
13.7.17 22:41:19.505 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: DISPLAY ("/tmp/launch-pY7tve/org.macosforge.xquartz:0") does not match our id ("org.x"), unsetting.
13.7.17 22:41:19.505 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: main(): argc=2
13.7.17 22:41:19.505 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[0] = /Applications/Utilities/X11.app/Contents/MacOS/X11.bin
13.7.17 22:41:19.505 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[1] = -psn_0_258111
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: Waiting for startup parameters via Mach IPC.
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: Could not connect to server (DISPLAY is not set). Starting X server.
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: Launching /usr/X11/bin/startx:
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[0] = /bin/sh
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[1] = -c
13.7.17 22:41:19.510 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[2] = /usr/X11/bin/startx
13.7.17 22:41:19.595 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: font_cache: Scanning user font directories to generate X11 font caches
13.7.17 22:41:19.652 org.x.privileged_startx: font_cache: Scanning system font directories to generate X11 font caches
13.7.17 22:41:19.652 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: font_cache: Updating FC cache
13.7.17 22:41:19.713 defaults:
The domain/default pair of (/Users/ben/Library/Preferences/org.x.X11.plist, dpi) does not exist
13.7.17 22:41:19.731 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: xauth: file /Users/ben/.serverauth.4446 does not exist
13.7.17 22:41:19.784 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: launch_msg("CheckIn") IPC failure: Operation not permitted
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: No launchd socket handed off, unsetting DISPLAY
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: do_start_x11_server(): argc=6
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[0] = /usr/X11/bin/X
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[1] = :0
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[2] = -nolisten
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[3] = tcp
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[4] = -auth
13.7.17 22:41:19.788 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: argv[5] = /Users/ben/.serverauth.4446
13.7.17 22:41:19.900 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: Xquartz starting:
13.7.17 22:41:19.900 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X.Org X Server 1.10.6
13.7.17 22:41:19.900 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: Build Date: 20130114
13.7.17 22:41:20.120 org.x.privileged_startx: font_cache: Updating FC cache
13.7.17 22:41:20.160 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: X11.app: DarwinProcessFDAdditionQueue_thread: Sleeping to allow xinitrc to catchup.
13.7.17 22:41:20.185 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: (EE) Error loading keymap /tmp/server-0.xkm
13.7.17 22:41:20.185 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: (EE) XKB: Failed to load keymap. Loading default keymap instead.
13.7.17 22:41:21.111 postfix/master: fatal: open lock file /Library/Server/Mail/Data/mta/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
13.7.17 22:41:21.664 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: font_cache: Done
13.7.17 22:41:21.787 [0x0-0x3f03f].org.x.X11: /usr/X11/bin/xinit: XFree86_VT property unexpectedly has 0 items instead of 1
13.7.17 22:41:22.113 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master[4601]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:22.113 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
13.7.17 22:41:22.142 org.x.privileged_startx: font_cache: Done
13.7.17 22:41:22.557 Inkscape: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetWindowTags: Invalid connection
13.7.17 22:41:22.558 Inkscape: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
13.7.17 22:41:31.127 postfix/master: fatal: open lock file /Library/Server/Mail/Data/mta/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
13.7.17 22:41:32.129 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master[4608]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:32.129 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
13.7.17 22:41:41.143 postfix/master: fatal: open lock file /Library/Server/Mail/Data/mta/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
13.7.17 22:41:42.145 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master[4611]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:42.145 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
13.7.17 22:41:44.139 com.apple.launchd.peruser.504: (org.macosforge.xquartz.startx[4612]) posix_spawn("/opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/launchd_startx", ...): No such file or directory
13.7.17 22:41:44.139 com.apple.launchd.peruser.504: (org.macosforge.xquartz.startx[4612]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:44.139 com.apple.launchd.peruser.504: (org.macosforge.xquartz.startx) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
13.7.17 22:41:51.160 postfix/master: fatal: open lock file /Library/Server/Mail/Data/mta/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
13.7.17 22:41:52.162 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master[4613]) Exited with code: 1
13.7.17 22:41:52.162 com.apple.launchd: (org.postfix.master) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds

jbjbjb
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby jbjbjb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:45 am

I don't think I've got gatekeeper on here. I've never seen it. Just done a search, not found.

In the Security and Privacy System Preference "anywhere" is the setting for "Allow applications downloaded from".

gaylord
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby gaylord » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:49 pm

Inkscape worked on my Mac running Sierra but has stopped. The icon appears in the task bar for a second and then shuts down. In settings there is no option for allowing incoming connections from "Anywhere". I got the following session log from Atom by starting Atom from the Inkscape application folder. I see a lot of the same problem on the web but no viable solutions. Any thoughts? Have you had any luck?

Last login: Sat Jul 15 16:28:57 on ttys000
Gaylords-iMac:~ offshoreb40gmailcom$ /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/MacOS/Inkscape ; exit;
Nothing to do!
logout
Saving session...
...copying shared history...
...saving history...truncating history files...
...completed.

[Process completed]

Moini
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Re: Mac Inkscape application stopped opening/working

Postby Moini » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:31 am

Sorry, wish I could be of more help. I'm not a Mac user myself. Can one (or both) of you send a message to the inkscape-user mailing list? Developers read there, too, and are a lot more likely to respond there than here.
https://sourceforge.net/p/inkscape/mail ... cape-user/
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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