Please help: can't start Cygwin/X 6.7 on win2k -- accept() failed

Claude Noshpitz
Tue Jun 29 05:05:00 GMT 2004

Hi Alexander,

>> Attempting to run Cygwin/X on Win2K...  can't seem to get it started.
>> Blank root window, big cursor, nothing else.
>> The only obvious clue is a bunch of
>> 	_XSERVTransSocketUNIXAccept: accept() failed
>> messages.
>Do you run a personal firewall or VPN software?
Interestingly, I run both a Cisco VPN and Zone Labs firewall.
What's really weird is that I've had XFree86 working just fine for
in exactly this environment, but I recently allowed ZoneAlarm to
"update" itself.  I'm pretty sure that is what broke X; I installed
more recent versions of XFree86 and Cygwin/X to see if that helped,
but it didn't. 

I did *once* get a couple of xterms up after disabling ZoneAlarm
and restarting X (on top of an already running instance) but I'm pretty 
sure that was just a glitch :)

What should I be looking for?



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