X applications only work for Administrator
Suhaib M. Siddiqi
Fri Dec 31 13:28:00 GMT 1999
No idea. I use X-win32 almost 2 years ago. As far as I remember
your problem has something to do with permissions.
Sorry for late reply, I was away for almost 3 1/2 week.
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> I hope the answer to this problem is as simple as the last one, but it's
> baffled me for several hours now...
> My installation:
> Suhaib's cygwin-xfree-4.0-cygwin-v-1.tar X11R6 distribution
> I'm using X-Win32, and I have the same X-Win32 settings for both the
> Administrator account and the cwilson account (not a member of the
> Administrators group). I'm also using the same .dotfiles for both
> accounts, so the environment is the same, as well.
> As Administrator, xterm, xclock, etc all work fine. As cwilson, they die
> with the following error:
> cwilson : BELGARION : ~ > xclock
> _X11TransSocketINETGetPeerAddr: getpeername() failed: 128
> _X11TransSocketINETConnect: ...SocketINETGetPeerAddr() failed:
> Error: Can't open display: 127.0.0.1:0.0
> cwilson : BELGARION : ~ >
> Here's the clincher: if I add cwilson to the Administrators group (and
> make NO other changes) xterm and xclock work. If I then, while logged in
> as cwilson, using cwilson's new "Admin" powers, *remove* cwilson from
> the Administrators group, and do NOT log out --- it still works.
> ...Until the next time I log in as "cwilson" -- then I get the same
> _X11Trans... errors as before.
> Any ideas?
> P.S. Since this was about x*clients*, I sent it to the cygwin list,
> since I think the xfree list is about the cygwin port of the XFree86
> *server*. If I was wrong, I'll move the discussion over there...
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