Critical: Unable to type in the password in ssh in order to start X

Tue Feb 24 04:27:00 GMT 2004


I have the latest stable versions of cygwin and cygwin/X. I usually 
update them every month or so. After I automatically updated it last 
time to the latest cygwin release, I started to have problems with my 
X-configuration. I have the following in my ~/.xinitrc file:

xhost +
ssh myusername@ "setenv DISPLAY; startkde"

Before the bug, I was able to run xinit, switch to console again, type 
the password and switch to the display again. Now, when I am trying to 
type the password, I can see all the characters that I am typing, and 
after pressing <enter>, I am given the second prompt for the password 
with the same problems. And so on. Therefore, I cannot use XFree86 
anymore, because I am unable to authorise. :-(

P.S. Please, do not judge my poor configuration from the security 
standpoint, as I am on my own network and I do not have any external 
IP-addresses on my internal network.


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