Problems running X-Windows under Windows XP

Alexander Gottwald
Mon Jul 5 13:37:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, Carlton Teel wrote:

> Greetings,
> We updated our Cygwin/X environment on a Windows XP workstation.  Only 
> the Administrator can run the X-Windows now.  The users are in a 
> restricted group that has been able to run X-Windows with no problems in 
> the past.  The message that is displayed to the user whether they are 
> running startxdmcp or startxwin is:
>         A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit.
>         Please open /tmp/XWin.log for more information.

The users most likely don't have write permission to /tmp/XWin. Please 
check this. Please start XWin from a bash shell with exactly this commandline

/usr/X11R6/bin/XWin -query -nodecoration -lesspointer

It should now print everything which is normally sent to /tmp/XWin.log to the
console window too. What is printed last before the dialog appears?

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