Cygwin and Windows XP problem

I'm having some difficulty with the default -multiwindow mode of the CygwinX server.

Run startxwin.bat and you basically run "XWin -multiwindow -clipboard"
It also pops up an xterm.

This starts an Xserver on your windows box. From the xterm I ssh to a linux box running Fedora and type "epiphany" and it crashes...giving the following errors:

The program 'epiphany-bin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)'.
(Details: serial 10 error_code 5 request_code 18 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

That isn't the only program that doesn't work ... gqview and gimp come up and then when you click the menu crash with the error:

Gdk-ERROR **: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
serial 1973 error_code 3 request_code 38 minor_code 0
Gdk-ERROR **: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
serial 1974 error_code 10 request_code 102 minor_code 0

Gdk-ERROR **: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
serial 11864 error_code 3 request_code 38 minor_code 0
Gdk-ERROR **: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
serial 11865 error_code 10 request_code 102 minor_code 0

Other programs do similar things...
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 38 (X_QueryPointer)
Resource id in failed request: 0x3a
Serial number of failed request: 1126
Current serial number in output stream: 1126

Some programs work perfectly...xcalc, open office, a bunch of others.

I'm thinking it is a windows or window manager problem. Does anyone have cygwin installed on XP Home? If so, could you duplicate the problem or offer any advice?

Thanks.

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Re: Cygwin and Windows XP problem

Thank You!

Re: Cygwin and Windows XP problem

Thanks to all. This page has been very helpful for me.

Re: Cygwin and Windows XP problem

Josh Bessers helped me out...

Use ssh -Y instead of ssh -X and it works! I can't really explain what the major differences is, but I do get a warning message when I login that way:

"Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding."