Can't open display w/Cygwin on Win XP

Robert Gottesman
Sun Jan 19 18:28:00 GMT 2003

Starting Cygwin/Xfree86 (4.2) with starxwin.bat or
or startx ends up with the same message them .. Can't open display.

Message from

>sh /usr/X11R6/bin/
Agent pid 2212
xsetroot:  unable to open display ''
>Sun Jan 19 09:42 AM [~]
>twm:  unable to open display ""
xterm Xt error: Can't open display:

I'm running Win XP w/cygwin 1.3.18-1

The FAQ refers to a potential firewall problem ..
which (i believe) is not the case ..
as I run many many other TCP/IP apps on this PC with no problem.

I am at a lost where to start .. as I believe this may have to do
with XP (not seeing any other probable solutions in the archives).

attached is my cygcheck file

-Bob Gottesman
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