X server shutdown or killed/destroyed

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Mon Aug 1 18:44:00 GMT 2011

On 29/07/2011 15:27, Howard Feil wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> So far ssh -Y seems to be doing the trick.


I'd like to know a bit more about why this is happening, though, so if you 
could share the OS and sshd version which is running on the machine you are 
sshd-ing to, and the output when you connect using ssh -vvv -X, that would be 

> On 26/07/2011 14:20, Howard Feil wrote:
>> I have installed cygwin on several windows XP 32bit machines.  To do the install I used the defaults and then installed all of X11 and
>> Networks.  After a little while
> about 20 minutes?
>> when opening a new windows, I get the
>> error:
>> The application 'gedit' lost its connection to the display localhost:11.0;
>> most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
>> the application.
>> It doesn't matter what I do next, nothing simple makes the x-server come back alive.
>> This
>>     is happening on multiple machines.  For some reasons I have other
>> machines that never have a problem.  These machines may have older
>> installations.
>> Any advice is appreciated.
> Use ssh -Y
> [1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-05/msg00394.html

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