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Re: Duplicate invocation problem with xwin.exe
Arturus Magi wrote:
Martin Gill wrote:Yes. I have ZA running in advanced mode, so that I get to decide what to
do at each stage, and I gave XWin and everything else complete permissions.
Ok, managed to find out what the problem was.
Seems it's Zone Alarm. I had to completely uninstall it to solve the
Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else ever has the same
I've sent a note to ZA support... if they offer a solution i'll post it
On cygwin, some of the socket interface is emulated by using loopbacks
on internet sockets, so Xwin, Xinit, and several other programs need
to have access to the internet, and Xwin needs server rights. If
server rights are denied, xterm would not have been able to connect to
the X server (and might have attempted to reinvoke xinit...I'm not
sure whether there is any special handling in there).
Did you check ZA before uninstalling to make sure you hadn't blocked
Might try installing ZA again tonight and see if I can nail down the
problem a bit more, luckily i'm behind a hardware firewall, so the loss
of a desktop one isn't too serious in the short term, and the windows
firewall kicked in anyway, no problems with that one. A quick google
turned up a number of articles that said something about ZA causing
problems with the way Xwin uses sockets, but i'm not sure yet that
applies to what i;m seeing.