cygwin + xwin in win7 as unprivileged user?

Wed Oct 6 21:08:00 GMT 2010

On 06/10/2010 18:31, davidstvz wrote:
> Jon TURNEY wrote:
>> On 06/10/2010 16:10, davidstvz wrote:
>>> I have done additional testing on this problem and it seems that the
>>> first
>>> user to login and run 'startxwin' owns all of the log and lock files and
>>> this is what is causing the problem.  The first user can continue using
>>> xwin
>>> without issues, but no other users can do it after that.
>>> If someone would upgrade xwin to to make these file names unique for each
>>> user it should solve the problem.  Meanwhile, I'm envisioning several
>>> workarounds.
>> The log file issue is discussed and a workaround given at [1]
>> The lock file should be removed on xwin exit, so should not be a problem
>> unless xwin is crashing for you, in which case report that problem.
>> Making the lock file name unique per user is a non-solution, as it
>> prevents it
>> from locking against multiple simultaneous uses of the same display
>> number.
>> [1]
> Ah, I see how that is a non-solution.  I should stick to what I know.
> In any case, XWin is not crashing per se, instead when I type "exit" from
> the initial xterminal and exit cygwin (or press the windows close button) it
> remains running in the background.  So to open it again, I have to first
> terminate it from the task manager which I suppose qualifies as a crash.

Is there some reason why you can't use the 'Exit' menu item from the 
right-click menu of the X icon in the system tray area?

XWin should also respond by shutting down cleanly if you send it SIGTERM, e.g. 
'killall XWin'

> I've solved the problem by scheduling a task to delete the log and lock
> files when any user logs in (well, to mostly delete; windows refuses to let
> me delete the socket file descriptor so I had to rename it to a random
> number).

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