How to solve XWin error?

Alexander Gottwald
Thu Jul 8 18:35:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Jack Tanner wrote:

> Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> > winCheckDisplayNumber - Cygwin/X is already running on display 0
> > 
> > Fatal server error:
> > InitOutput - Duplicate invocation on display number: 0.  Exiting.
> > 
> > This means you have started XWin twice. You can't do that. Only start XWin
> > (or start or startxwin.bat or simlar scripts) once. If you wan't another 
> > terminal window then run it from a bash shell, from the start menu entry 
> > or from the already running terminal window.
> It seems like this issue (that comes up several times a day) can be 
> easily avoided.
> Can't startxwin.bat and friends be modified to not abort if XWin is 
> already running? That is, if XWin is already running, don't run another 
> XWin, but do run the other programs in startxwin.bat, like an xterm, on 
> the running XWin's display.
> Even if this only works for an uncustomized startxwin.bat, that would 
> still take care of 80% of the problems.

I've though about this today too. I don't like the idea but i don't like 
answering the same question over and over. 

.oO(Maybe I should remove the xterm start from startxwin.bat *eg*)

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