Can't get Cygwin/X to run on my Windows XP

Mon Mar 19 01:28:00 GMT 2007

Hi guys,

I recently installed Cygwin/X on my computer , which runs a Windows XP, and
followed the instructions carefully. But everytime (including the first time
I tried) I run the file startxwin.bat, I get the following error message:

Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project


XWin was started with the following command line:

X :0 -multiwindow -clipboard

_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already
winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
X connection to localhost:0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

I tried installing it on a friend's computer in _exactly in the same way_
and it works there without a hitch. I am frustrated because I need it to run
on my computer, not my friend's. In both installations I set the environment
variable DISPLAY=localhost:0

Can anybody help me resolve this dilemma?

Thanks in advance.

-- Hendra.
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