Can't display remote clients

Reid Thompson
Thu Sep 15 13:11:00 GMT 2005

John Ormerod wrote:
you have to give permissions for remotes hosts to open apps on your

in a cygwin bash prompt enter 
$ xhost +

note that this will give 'everyone' permissions to open a window on your

you could do
$ xhost ip-addr-of-machine-you-want-to-allow-to-open-apps

or man xhost to see more info.

It should not take more than a few seconds to open a cygwin bash prompt.
If i dbl-click on cygwin-bat, it takes about 3 secs for a bash prompt
window to be ready for use.  2+ghz intel, with 1GB ram.  same with my
home machine 2500XP athlon with 512MB ram.  ( i normally open a bash
session in rxvt ( can't stand cmd.exe ), and it also takes ~3 secs to be
ready )

My suggestion is this.
make sure no cygwin processes are running ( ps -ef )
return to, re-run setup for cygwin, selecting to
re-install all of the non-X applications that you have installed.  When
that has completed, re-run setup again, selecting to re-install all of
the X applications that you have installed.

go ahead and reboot. ( shouldn't be necessary, but lets do so anyway)

dbl-click on c:\cygwin\cygwin.bat

Make sure that /usr/X11R6/bin is in your PATH.
$ echo $PATH  ( if not in there, export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin)( you
can add this to your .bashrc or .bash_profile if needed)

Make sure the display is set correctly:

$ env |grep DISPLAY  ( what does this show )

		$ env |grep DISP

$ &   

open another bash shell via cygwin.bat
$ xterm 


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