Duplicate invocation problem with xwin.exe
Thu Dec 9 08:55:00 GMT 2004
Arturus Magi wrote:
> 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
>> Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else ever has the same
>> I've sent a note to ZA support... if they offer a solution i'll post it
> 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
Yes. I have ZA running in advanced mode, so that I get to decide what to
do at each stage, and I gave XWin and everything else complete permissions.
Might try installing ZA again tonight and see if I can nail down the
problem a bit more, luckily i'm behind a hardware firewall, so the loss
of a desktop one isn't too serious in the short term, and the windows
firewall kicked in anyway, no problems with that one. A quick google
turned up a number of articles that said something about ZA causing
problems with the way Xwin uses sockets, but i'm not sure yet that
applies to what i;m seeing.
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