Duplicate invocation problem with xwin.exe

Arturus Magi sailorleo@isonews2.com
Thu Dec 9 04:11:00 GMT 2004

Martin Gill wrote:
> Ok, managed to find out what the problem was.
> Seems it's Zone Alarm. I had to completely uninstall it to solve the
> problems.
> Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else ever has the same problems.
> I've sent a note to ZA support... if they offer a solution i'll post it
> here.

On cygwin, some of the socket interface is emulated by using loopbacks 
on internet sockets, so Xwin, Xinit, and several other programs need to 
have access to the internet, and Xwin needs server rights.  If server 
rights are denied, xterm would not have been able to connect to the X 
server (and might have attempted to reinvoke xinit...I'm not sure 
whether there is any special handling in there).

Did you check ZA before uninstalling to make sure you hadn't blocked access?

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