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Re: X: Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified

Am 2015-08-10 15:13, schrieb cyg Simple:
On 8/10/2015 3:41 AM, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
At 2015-08-07 11:26, Jon TURNEY was heard to say:

Is there anything unusual about your home directory?

Well, we use roaming profiles here at work. This has caused problems
before, both in Cygwin and non-Cygwin apps. I've modified
/usr/bin/startxwin like this:

$ diff /usr/bin/startxwin.orig /usr/bin/startxwin
<         XAUTHORITY=$HOME/.Xauthority
#        XAUTHORITY=$HOME/.Xauthority

i.e. it now uses a local drive to store .Xauthority. With this change,
startxwin works without a hitch, and it is not any slower compared to
before the upgrade. I don't know what is particularly broken about my
$HOME as most Cygwin apps deal with it just fine:

$ cygpath -w $HOME
\\<serverpath>\home\<username>\Eigene Dateien\home\<username>

Corinna made changes which invalidates this value form for HOME existing in Windows environment. We've been arguing against the change. This is another example of why it should be left the way it has worked since day 1.

I've noticed the discussion about those changes, but I don't fully understand the impact of them (and hopefully I don't have to). But I don't think my problem argues against Corinna's changes because HOME does not exist in my Windows environment. HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH exist though. I suppose HOME is set by some scripts in /etc as the docs suggest.


Markus Hoenicka
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