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Re: X11 Fails to load on WindowsXP normal user
- From: "L. D. James" <ljames at apollo3 dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:45:59 -0400
- Subject: Re: X11 Fails to load on WindowsXP normal user
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On 08/19/2015 11:35 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
On 19/08/2015 00:04, L. D. James wrote:
I installed Cygwin on Windows XP with X11. I tested it and it works as
Then I logged in as a normal user (not administrator). I get the
following error when trying to X11:
A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit.
Cannot open log file "/var/log/xwin/XWin.1.log"
Please open the logfile for more information.
Vendor: The Cygwin/XProject
Package: version 1.17-2.2build-2015-08-11
XWin was started with the following command-line:
/usr/bin/X :1 -auth /home/user/.serverauth.2872
I performed a fresh install of Windows XP and got the same results.
I found that if I add the user account to Administrators X11 will then
work without errors.
Can someone advise what has to be done to make X11 work with a normal
Thanks for reporting this issue.
It looks like the directory /var/log/xwin/ doesn't have the right
permissions in the package.
You should be able to fix this, until the package is fixed, by doing a
'chmod 0777 /var/log/xwin' (as an Adminstrator user)
Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
-- L. James
L. D. James
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