Can't display remote clients
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
My suggestion is this.
make sure no cygwin processes are running ( ps -ef )
return to www.cygwin.com, 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
$ startxwin.sh &
open another bash shell via cygwin.bat
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