/tmp/.X11-unix in multi-user environnement

Dave Carrigan dave@rudedog.org
Thu Oct 7 14:41:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 04:37:49PM +0200, bertrand marquis wrote:

> I'm using cygwin on a windows workstation with several user. The Xwin
> server user a directory placed in /tmp named .x11-unix.
> The problem is that when one user create it, all other user can't start
> XWin as they are not able to overwrite to this file.
> Is there any way to specifie an other place for this or to put it into
> home directory as it should be i think ?

What we did was create a tmp directory for each user and make /tmp a user
mount to that personal tmp directory:

 mkdir /cygdrive/c/tmp/username
 mount -f -u -t "c:/tmp/username" /tmp

Dave Carrigan
Seattle, WA, USA
dave@rudedog.org | http://www.rudedog.org/ | ICQ:161669680
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