X server shutdown or killed/destroyed

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Jul 28 15:47:00 GMT 2011

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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