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Re: Xserver isn't working

On 17/09/2009 19:26, abhishek B S wrote:

I installed cygwin on my laptop which has 64 bit vista home premium,
but when i type the command xstart in the bash shell of cygwin it says
a fatal error has occured and cygwin/x will now exit.In the bash shel
it says waiting for  X server to begn accepting connections a ten it
gives an error mesg saying givin up.
Xinit:no such file or directory<errno 2>  : Unbleo connect to Xserver.
Xinit:No such process<errno 3>:server 3

How can i fix this problem?
I have attached the log file of the error.

Reading the log file might also be a good idea :-)

_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running

The server can't start, either because it's not being allowed to bind to port 6000, or because something else already has.

This has been asked a few times before and should probably be a FAQ but no one seems to have come up with the definitive answer...

Try something like 'netstat -a -b -n | grep -A2 ":6000"' which should identify any process which is already bound to the socket which the X server wants to use.

Alternatively, you need to check your firewall settings to see if the X server process is not being allowed to bind to the socket. It's been suggested that running the X server as administrator might also help...

Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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