new start method (again?)
Thu Nov 24 15:15:00 GMT 2016
On 24/11/2016 14:46, David Lee Lambert wrote:
> So I have several Win7 or Win10 PCs with a small set of users who use them,
> I had modified the "XWin Server" shortcut by making it a per-user start
> menu item that would start each user's server at a different display number.
> Since some recent update, those shortcuts no longer work. Here's the error
> A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit.
> Unrecognized option: /home/**user**/.serverauth.17056
> Please open the logfile for more information.
> Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
> Release: 126.96.36.199
> Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Package: varsion 1.18.4-1 built 2016-07-22
> XWin was started with the following command-line:
> /usr/bin/XWin :3 -multiwindow -listen -auth /home/**user**/.serverauth.17056
Since xinit-1.3.4-5/xserver-1.17.0-1 the -listen option is implemented
in Xwin, not in startx, and now takes a protocol name.
So I think you need to change '-listen' to '-listen tcp' in your shortcut.
> Screenshot at http://bit.ly/2gEeJkZ .
> Also, when I do start X, Win32 PuTTY doesn't seem to be able to forward
> remote programs to it any more. PuTTY does have an option to point to
> a ".Xauthority" file, but that doesn't seem to help.
> I sw some threads a few months ago that sounded similar, but reading through
> them so far I don't see a concise solution.
I guess , are the threads you refer to.
I'm afraid there is no simple solution, currently.
I guess what's needed is a patch to startx(|win) to use a deterministic
.serverauth filename, or to add an option to disable the use of an
authority file with the -auth option.
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