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Re: xauth issue (remote X w/putty via Cygwin/XWin)
- From: Chris Louden <chris dot louden at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:04:25 -0600
- Subject: Re: xauth issue (remote X w/putty via Cygwin/XWin)
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I did attempt to use the Cygwin version of Putty but encountered
several errors. I ended adding a post-install script that makes the
following changes in /bin/startxwin and /bin/startx
defaultserverargs="-multiwindow -listen tcp"'
This seems to allow functionality with our external (to Cygwin)
version of Putty however I am still testing.
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Jon TURNEY <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 15/09/2015 16:56, Chris Louden wrote:
>> Following up on this post:
>> Is there any news regarding the getting "listen tcp" issue with xauth
>> resolved. The workaround mentioned works but isn't ideal in the
>> environment I have.
> No progress, but a couple more suggestions:
> cygwin now has an X11 PuTTY client package. I haven't tested that, but I
> guess that should be able to find the X display and authority file without
> any special configuration.
> Alternatively, you could patch xinit to use a deterministic name for the
> authority file e.g. ~/.serverauth.hostname.display rather than
> (If you write such a patch, please submit it, as that would probably be
> acceptable in our package and maybe upstream. Using just the pid seems
> wrong, as there potentially could be collisions in a shared home directory)
> Jon TURNEY
> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
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