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Re: X11 Fails to load on WindowsXP normal user

On 08/19/2015 11:35 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
On 19/08/2015 00:04, L. D. James wrote:
I installed Cygwin on Windows XP with X11.  I tested it and it works as

Then I logged in as a normal user (not administrator).  I get the
following error when trying to X11:

A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit.
Cannot open log file "/var/log/xwin/XWin.1.log"

Please open the logfile for more information.

Vendor: The Cygwin/XProject
Package: version 1.17-2.2build-2015-08-11

XWin was started with the following command-line:

/usr/bin/X :1 -auth /home/user/.serverauth.2872

I performed a fresh install of Windows XP and got the same results.

I found that if I add the user account to Administrators X11 will then
work without errors.

Can someone advise what has to be done to make X11 work with a normal
user's account?

Thanks for reporting this issue.

It looks like the directory /var/log/xwin/ doesn't have the right permissions in the package.

You should be able to fix this, until the package is fixed, by doing a 'chmod 0777 /var/log/xwin' (as an Adminstrator user)

Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
You're welcome.

It works!


-- L. James

L. D. James

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