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XQuartz keeps randomly launching

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ajrossnz, Feb 14, 2013.

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    #1
    Hi MR Forum! For some reason I can't understand, XQuartz keeps deciding to launch of it's own volition at random occasions throughout the day. I don't see any child processes (see below pstree output, last entry) for this - does anyone have any idea why XQuartz wants to launch seemingly randomly?


    Alistairs-MacBook-Pro:~ ajross$ pstree
    -+= 00001 root /sbin/launchd
    |--= 00011 root /usr/libexec/UserEventAgent (System)
    |--= 00012 root /usr/libexec/kextd
    |--= 00014 root /usr/sbin/notifyd
    |--= 00015 root /usr/sbin/securityd -i
    |--= 00016 root /usr/sbin/diskarbitrationd
    |-+= 00017 root /usr/libexec/configd
    | \--= 35540 ajross /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/EAPOLController.bundle
    |--= 00018 root /System/Library/CoreServices/powerd.bundle/powerd
    |--= 00019 root /usr/sbin/syslogd
    |--= 00020 root /usr/sbin/distnoted daemon
    |--= 00022 root /usr/libexec/opendirectoryd
    |--= 00031 root /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd
    |--= 00034 root /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/F
    |--= 00035 root /usr/sbin/blued
    |--= 00037 root /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /private/etc/ntp-restrict.conf -n -g -p /var

    < snippity >

    /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Lib
    | |--= 39168 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickLook.framework/Resources/q
    | |--= 39170 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Lib
    | |-+= 39171 ajross /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/launchd_startx /opt/X11/bin/startx
    | | \-+- 39172 ajross /bin/sh /opt/X11/bin/startx -- /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz
    | | \-+- 39231 ajross /opt/X11/bin/xinit /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc -- /
    | | |-+= 39233 ajross /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz :0 -nolisten tcp -auth /Users/a
    | | | \--- 39234 ajross /Applications/Utilities/XQuartz.app/Contents/MacOS
    | | \--= 39330 ajross /opt/X11/bin/quartz-wm
    | |--= 39342 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/
    | \--- 39344 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/
    |--= 07732 root /usr/sbin/filecoordinationd
    |-+= 07771 root /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/net.conceited.RubbernetDaemon
    | \--= 07772 root /usr/sbin/lsof -i -P -R -n -l -FcLnNpRuP -r 1
    |--= 07781 root /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Resources/VDC
    |--= 07932 root /usr/sbin/racoon -D
    |--= 09338 root /usr/sbin/cfprefsd daemon
    |--= 09497 root /usr/libexec/syspolicyd
    |--= 10670 ajross com.apple.dock.extra
    |--= 20747 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resourc
    |--= 20751 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resourc
    |--= 25103 ajross /usr/libexec/xpcd
    |--= 25120 ajross com.apple.ShareKitHelper
    |--= 25276 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreSymbolication.framework/
    |-+= 25769 nobody /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 25771 nobody /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 26341 root /usr/sbin/cupsd -l
    |-+= 26350 _lp /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 26354 _lp /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 27301 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 28487 ajross com.apple.audio.SandboxHelper
    |--= 28488 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 28501 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resou
    |-+= 29898 _softwareupdate /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 29900 _softwareupdate /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 31777 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 32428 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SoftwareUpdate.framework/Res
    |--= 33219 ajross com.apple.security.pboxd
    |--= 33779 ajross com.apple.PassXPCService
    |--= 34708 _coreaudiod com.apple.audio.ComponentHelper
    |-+= 34709 _coreaudiod /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 34712 _coreaudiod /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 34711 _coreaudiod /usr/libexec/xpcd
    |--= 37948 ajross com.apple.XType.FontHelper
    |--= 39097 root /usr/libexec/taskgated -s
    |--= 39111 ajross com.apple.iCloudHelper
    |--= 39118 root /usr/sbin/ocspd
    |--= 39153 root /usr/libexec/sandboxd
    \--= 39179 root /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx -d /opt/X11/lib/X11/x
    Alistairs-MacBook-Pro:~ ajross$ pstree
    -+= 00001 root /sbin/launchd
    |--= 00011 root /usr/libexec/UserEventAgent (System)
    |--= 00012 root /usr/libexec/kextd
    |--= 00014 root /usr/sbin/notifyd
    |--= 00015 root /usr/sbin/securityd -i
    |--= 00016 root /usr/sbin/diskarbitrationd
    |-+= 00017 root /usr/libexec/configd
    | \--= 35540 ajross /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/EAPOLController.bundle/Contents/Resources/eapolclient -i en0 -u 501 -g 20
    |--= 00018 root /System/Library/CoreServices/powerd.bundle/powerd
    |--= 00019 root /usr/sbin/syslogd
    |--= 00020 root /usr/sbin/distnoted daemon
    |--= 00022 root /usr/libexec/opendirectoryd
    |--= 00031 root /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd
    |--= 00034 root /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/Support/fseventsd
    |--= 00035 root /usr/sbin/blued
    |--= 00037 root /usr/sbin/ntpd -c /private/etc/ntp-restrict.conf -n -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntp.drift
    |--= 00039 nobody /usr/libexec/warmd
    |--= 00040 _usbmuxd /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Versions/A/Resources/usbmuxd -launchd
    |--= 00042 root /sbin/SystemStarter
    |--= 00044 root /usr/libexec/stackshot -t
    |--= 00045 root /System/Library/CoreServices/SleepServicesD
    |--= 00047 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GenerationalStorage.framework/Versions/A/Support/revisiond
    |--= 00052 _netbios /usr/sbin/netbiosd
    |--= 00053 root /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Support/mds
    |--= 00054 _mdnsresponder /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder -launchd
    |--= 00057 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow console
    |--= 00058 _locationd /usr/libexec/locationd
    |--= 00059 root /usr/sbin/KernelEventAgent
    |--= 00061 root /usr/libexec/hidd
    |--= 00063 root /sbin/dynamic_pager -F /private/var/vm/swapfile
    |--= 00066 _eppc /System/Library/CoreServices/appleeventsd --server
    |--= 00069 root /usr/sbin/awacsd
    |--= 00070 root autofsd
    |--= 00071 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ApplePushService.framework/apsd
    |--= 00072 root /usr/sbin/aosnotifyd
    |-+= 00075 root /bin/sh /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Resources/ParallelsDispatcherService start
    | \--- 00231 root /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_disp_service -e --logfile /var/log/prl_disp_service_server.log --pidf
    |--= 00076 root /Library/Application Support/iDocument/iDocumentHelper
    |--= 00077 root /Library/Application Support/iStat local/iStatLocalDaemon
    |--= 00078 root /usr/sbin/qmasterd
    |--= 00096 _windowserver /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon
    |--= 00123 _networkd /usr/libexec/networkd
    |--= 00124 _coreaudiod /usr/sbin/coreaudiod
    |--= 00219 root /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/PlugIns/Parallels NAPT Service.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_naptd
    |--= 00236 root /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/CVMServer
    |--= 00252 root /System/Library/CoreServices/logind
    |-+= 00286 _spotlight /sbin/launchd
    | |--= 00289 _spotlight /usr/sbin/distnoted agent
    | |--= 25112 _spotlight /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    | \--= 39166 _spotlight /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdworker -s mdworker -c
    |-+= 00291 ajross /sbin/launchd
    | |--= 00294 ajross /usr/sbin/distnoted agent
    | |--= 00296 ajross /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    | |--= 07697 ajross /usr/libexec/UserEventAgent (Aqua)
    | |--= 07703 ajross /usr/sbin/pboard
    | |-+= 07706 ajross /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari -psn_0_1827262
    | | \--- 34731 ajross /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/WebKit2.framework/WebProcess.app/Contents/MacOS/WebProcess /System/Library/StagedFram
    | |--= 07707 ajross /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Word -psn_0_1831359
    | |--= 07721 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/talagent
    | |--= 07722 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS/Dock
    | |--= 07723 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app/Contents/MacOS/SystemUIServer
    | |--= 07724 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder
    | |--= 07727 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/ATS.framework/Support/fontd
    | |--= 07734 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/NetworkBrowserAgent
    | |--= 07739 ajross /usr/sbin/usernoted
    | |--= 07745 ajross /usr/libexec/lsboxd
    | |--= 07746 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/InputMethodKit.framework/Resources/imklaunchagent
    | |--= 07749 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/NotificationCenter.app/Contents/MacOS/NotificationCenter
    | |--= 07751 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IMCore.framework/imagent.app/Contents/MacOS/imagent
    | |--= 07757 ajross /usr/libexec/librariand
    | |--= 07758 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Ubiquity.framework/Versions/A/Support/ubd
    | |--= 07776 ajross /System/Library/Image Capture/Support/Image Capture Extension.app/Contents/MacOS/Image Capture Extension -psn_0_1933784
    | |--= 07790 ajross /System/Library/Services/AppleSpell.service/Contents/MacOS/AppleSpell -psn_0_1937881
    | |--= 07802 ajross /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft AU Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Mi
    | |--= 07807 ajross /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/PhotoStreamAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/PhotoStreamAgent
    | |--= 07814 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/HelpData.framework/Versions/A/Resources/helpd
    | |--= 07817 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPort Base Station Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPort Base Station Agent -launchd -allowquit
    | |--= 07819 ajross /Library/ScriptingAdditions/SIMBL.osax/Contents/Resources/SIMBL Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/SIMBL Agent
    | |--= 07820 ajross /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/PlugIns/Parallels NAPT Service.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_naptd proxy
    | |--= 07821 ajross /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/PlugIns/Parallels Desktop Control Agent.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_deskctl_agent
    | |--= 07823 ajross /Library/Application Support/LaCie/Safe Manager/LSMDaemon.app/Contents/MacOS/LSMDaemon
    | |--= 07825 ajross /usr/local/libexec/ServiceRecords.app/Contents/MacOS/ServiceRecords
    | |--= 07826 ajross /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/SyncServicesAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncServicesAgent
    | |--= 07833 ajross /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper -psn_0_1962463
    | |--= 07834 ajross /Applications/Flexiglass.app/Contents/MacOS/Flexiglass -psn_0_1966560
    | |--= 07835 ajross /Applications/LittleSnapper.app/Contents/SharedSupport/NanoSnapper.app/Contents/MacOS/NanoSnapper -psn_0_1970657
    | |-+= 07836 ajross /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox -psn_0_1982948
    | | \-+- 07960 root /Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u501/dbfseventsd
    | | \-+- 07961 root /Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u501/dbfseventsd
    | | \--- 07962 ajross /Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u501/dbfseventsd
    | |--= 07837 ajross /Library/Application Support/Native Instruments/Hardware/NIHardwareAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/NIHardwareAgent -psn_0_1987045
    | |--= 07838 ajross /Library/PreferencePanes/Forget-Me-Not.prefpane/Contents/Resources/Forget-Me-Not.app/Contents/MacOS/Forget-Me-Not -psn_0_199523
    | |--= 07850 ajross /Applications/Growl.app/Contents/MacOS/Growl -psn_0_2032112
    | |-+= 07852 ajross /Applications/Cobook.app/Contents/MacOS/Cobook -psn_0_2036209
    | | \--= 39340 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Resources/AddressBookSync.app/Contents/MacOS/AddressBookSync --tricklesync c
    | |--= 07855 ajross /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Database Daemon -psn_0_204030
    | |--= 10720 ajross /Applications/Messages.app/Contents/MacOS/Messages -psn_0_4645998
    | |--= 13992 ajross /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Excel.app/Contents/MacOS/Microsoft Excel -psn_0_6915736
    | |--= 23053 ajross /usr/bin/ssh-agent -l
    | |--= 23300 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CalendarAgent.framework/Executables/CalendarAgent
    | |--= 24937 ajross /System/Library/Input Methods/DictationIM.app/Contents/MacOS/DictationIM
    | |--= 25102 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TCC.framework/Resources/tccd
    | |--= 25107 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd
    | |--= 25125 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/Social.framework/Versions/A/Support/twitterd
    | |--= 25189 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/pbs
    | |--= 25266 ajross /Applications/Calendar.app/Contents/MacOS/Calendar -psn_0_15494854
    | |--= 25514 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/WebKitPluginAgent
    | |--= 26340 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/PrintCore.framework/Versions/A/printtool agent
    | |--= 28483 ajross /Applications/Tweetbot.app/Contents/MacOS/Tweetbot -psn_0_17944860
    | |--= 31746 ajross /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail -psn_0_20493194
    | |--= 32427 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PrintingPrivate.framework/Versions/A/PrintUITool
    | |--= 33024 ajross /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype -psn_0_21509250
    | |--= 34707 ajross /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent --launchd
    | |--= 35040 ajross /Applications/TaskBoard.app/Contents/Resources/monitor.app/Contents/MacOS/monitor -psn_0_23000558
    | |-+= 35173 ajross /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal -psn_0_23135759
    | | \-+= 39333 root login -pf ajross
    | | \-+= 39334 ajross -bash
    | | \-+= 39347 ajross pstree
    | | \--- 39348 root ps -axwwo user,pid,ppid,pgid,command
    | |--= 35575 ajross /Applications/Citrix Receiver.app/Contents/MacOS/Citrix Receiver -psn_0_23447131
    | |--= 39129 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdworker -s mdworker -c MDSI
    | |--= 39145 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/CFNetwork.framework/Versions/A/Support/cookied
    | |--= 39147 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/KerberosHelper.framework/Helpers/LKDCHelper
    | |--= 39149 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/SyncServer.app/Contents/MacOS/SyncServer
    | |--= 39163 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/Metadata.framework/Versions/A/Support/mdworker -s mdworker-mail -c
    | |--= 39164 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SyncedDefaults.framework/Support/syncdefaultsd
    | |--= 39165 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/CVMCompiler 1
    | |--= 39168 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickLook.framework/Resources/quicklookd.app/Contents/MacOS/quicklookd
    | |--= 39170 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/CVMCompiler
    | |-+= 39171 ajross /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/launchd_startx /opt/X11/bin/startx -- /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz
    | | \-+- 39172 ajross /bin/sh /opt/X11/bin/startx -- /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz
    | | \-+- 39231 ajross /opt/X11/bin/xinit /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc -- /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz :0 -nolisten tcp -auth /Users/ajross/.serverauth.
    | | |-+= 39233 ajross /opt/X11/bin/Xquartz :0 -nolisten tcp -auth /Users/ajross/.serverauth.39172
    | | | \--- 39234 ajross /Applications/Utilities/XQuartz.app/Contents/MacOS/X11.bin --listenonly
    | | \--= 39330 ajross /opt/X11/bin/quartz-wm
    | |--= 39342 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/Resources/AddressBookSourceSync.app/Contents/MacOS/AddressBookSourc
    | \--= 39346 ajross /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ABAssistantService.app/Contents/MacOS/ABAssistantService
    |--= 07732 root /usr/sbin/filecoordinationd
    |-+= 07771 root /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/net.conceited.RubbernetDaemon
    | \--= 07772 root /usr/sbin/lsof -i -P -R -n -l -FcLnNpRuP -r 1
    |--= 07781 root /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/Resources/VDCAssistant
    |--= 07932 root /usr/sbin/racoon -D
    |--= 09338 root /usr/sbin/cfprefsd daemon
    |--= 09497 root /usr/libexec/syspolicyd
    |--= 10670 ajross com.apple.dock.extra
    |--= 20747 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resources/diskimages-helper -uuid A1C64E6C-1152-416E-958F-2FBA6E5B40BC -post
    |--= 20751 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resources/hdiejectd
    |--= 25103 ajross /usr/libexec/xpcd
    |--= 25120 ajross com.apple.ShareKitHelper
    |--= 25276 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreSymbolication.framework/coresymbolicationd
    |-+= 25769 nobody /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 25771 nobody /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 26341 root /usr/sbin/cupsd -l
    |-+= 26350 _lp /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 26354 _lp /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 27301 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 28487 ajross com.apple.audio.SandboxHelper
    |--= 28488 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 28501 ajross /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Resources/diskimages-helper -uuid 4E06D822-50CB-4EAA-9356-ECFDCFF8E0CA -po
    |-+= 29898 _softwareupdate /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 29900 _softwareupdate /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 31777 ajross com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
    |--= 32428 root /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SoftwareUpdate.framework/Resources/suhelperd
    |--= 33219 ajross com.apple.security.pboxd
    |--= 33779 ajross com.apple.PassXPCService
    |--= 34708 _coreaudiod com.apple.audio.ComponentHelper
    |-+= 34709 _coreaudiod /sbin/launchd
    | \--= 34712 _coreaudiod /usr/sbin/cfprefsd agent
    |--= 34711 _coreaudiod /usr/libexec/xpcd
    |--= 37948 ajross com.apple.XType.FontHelper
    |--= 39097 root /usr/libexec/taskgated -s
    |--= 39111 ajross com.apple.iCloudHelper
    |--= 39118 root /usr/sbin/ocspd
    |--= 39153 root /usr/libexec/sandboxd
    \--= 39179 root /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx -d /opt/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx.d
     
  2. 622
    macrumors newbie

    #2
    I believe it is "Forget-Me-Not.app" that is doing this.
     

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