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Re: question about using Cygwin/X from 2 WinXPpro logins

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Banibrata Dutta wrote:

> Hi,
> I had installed Cygwin (including Cygwin/X) via the WinXPpro
> user="Administrator" (for the local machine).

Did you install for "All Users", or "Just for Me"?  BTW, the official
guidelines for reporting Cygwin problems and providing relevant
information about your system are at <>.

> I can successfully do startx from this account, and do the usual
> Cygwin/X tasks from this, i.e. create xterms, do xhost+ etc. When i try
> to start Cygwin/X via the user="myself" which belongs to
> domain="MYDOMAIN", startx fails, saying that "xinit" could not be found.
> I did the following...
> export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11/bin
> startx
> but this has no impact, i.e. no success yet.

Isn't it supposed to be /usr/X11R6/bin?

> Anybody aware / has-clue as to what's up ? Any help would be appreciated.

Once you get past the PATH/mount hurdle, you might run into problems with
/tmp/.X11-unix/.  There are a few solutions: using different displays is
one (provided that directory is writable to the world); mounting /tmp as a
user mount in a different directory for each user is another.  See the
thread <>, for
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