Serious X problem, cannot start xterm.
Sat Dec 10 02:19:00 GMT 2005
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Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> I have no idea what is happening, IIRC I updated recently the package
> X-startup-scripts, however I use startxwin.sh and there no changes at
> all (why was the package updated?), all other X11 related package are
> current as before.
> Now when running the script I get this output when xterm should start:
> $ startxwin.sh
> gerrit@INSPIRON /perl
> $ _X11TransSocketOpenCOTSClient: Unable to open socket for tcp
> _X11TransOpen: transport open failed for tcp/127.0.0.1:0
> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 127.0.0.1:0.0
> Welcome to the XWin X Server
> This is on my notebook with XP installed. Also later after XWin strtup
> is finished (including the window manager twm) I cannot start xterm,
> getting the same error.
> Probably the same reason causes the issue I have with ssh here:
> $ ssh sourceware.org
> ssh: sourceware.org: no address associated with name
> lost connection
Seems unrelated to the startup scripts.
The problem should be with whatever cygminires.dll depends on to resolve names
or with changed firewall settings (can't query DNS server because port 53 is not
open), it could also be in /etc/hosts for the case where localhost is not
defined as 127.0.0.1.
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