unable to open display "" 6 times when I try to run any X apps from xterm

Larry Hall (Cygwin X) reply-to-list-only-lh-x@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 28 03:19:00 GMT 2007

cygwin@berardi.info wrote:
> I have uninstalled window's firewall (which was disabled before) and
> uninstalled the virus software (AVG).  Still not working.  Can't use xhost
> or any X program except xterm without getting 6 errors of - "Can't open
> display".
> I'm a little confused about the response since the output I showed was
> from an xterm started using startxwin.bat which launches X before starting
> xterm which is an X app?  I have been using this configuration for over 2
> years on this box and it suddenly stopped working.

Sounds like this is the key.  What's new to the system since it stopped

You mentioned initially that you have DISPLAY set in your startxwin.bat.
Don't recall off-hand whether that's in there by default (and I'm not at
a machine that has Cygwin-X installed).  If you added this, I suggest
removing it.

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