X applications only work for Administrator

Suhaib M. Siddiqi ssiddiqi@ipass.net
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.  
Suhaib

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
> [ mailto:cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of Charles S.
> Wilson
> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 2:15 AM
> To: cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
> Subject: X applications only work for Administrator
> 
> 
> 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
>    cygwin-inst-19991122.tar.gz
>    cygwin1-19991123.dll
> 
> 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?
> 
> --Chuck
> 
> 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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