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From: J T Halliley <>
Subject: Unable to open socket for inet
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:35:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Just installed Cygwin/X on WIndows XP Pro, Version 2002, SP 3.
When I invoke startxwin, here's what I get:

bash> startxwin

Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 [Windows NT 5.1 build 2600] (Win32)
Package: version 1.10.3-1 built 2011-07-19

XWin was started with the following command line:

X :0 -multiwindow 

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/GP3JDP1-E6410:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet/GP3JDP1-E6410:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for local
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for local/GP3JDP1-E6410:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for local

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't 
already running
winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress

It seems as though there's a general networking issue: 

bash> ping
icmp: unknown protocol

but using Windows ping from a DOS prompt works fine:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

I am in the Administrators group, so raw sockets should work.  We do run 
McAfee, so that could be an issue.

Any ideas?  Both for XWin and for ping?  Are they related?


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-08-03 22:35 J T Halliley [this message]
2011-08-04  6:19 ` Marco atzeri
2011-08-04 20:18 J T Halliley
2011-08-04 20:59 J T Halliley

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