Problem starting XWin Server

Jan Chludzinski
Thu Jul 14 14:11:00 GMT 2011

First, THANKS!

    $ startxwin
    giving up.
    startxwin:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to
connect to X server
    startxwin:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

The server is never started - no process in the Windows "Resource
Monitor".  When I try to start xedit (or whatever X based app) nothing
happens, nothing appears.

As for FAQ, I'm afraid I don't see anything that might help.  I looked
before I posted the original e-mail.


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Jon TURNEY <> wrote:
> On 12/07/2011 09:10, Jan Chludzinski wrote:
>> I just did a complete installation of X11 from Cygwin 1.7 setup.exe.
>> But when I try to start the "XWin Server" using the "Start" menu
>> nothing happens.  If I try either "startxwin" or "startx" or "xinit"
>> from the BASH shell I get:
>> giving up.
>> startxwin:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
>> startxwin:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
>> Any suggestions?
> Looking at the XWin.0.log you attached, it looks like the X server is starting
> up successfully.
> If clients are unable to connect, this might be due to firewall configuration
> or other software which interferes with cygwin sockets (see [1] in the
> Cygwin/X FAQ for some suggestions)
> [1]
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> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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