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I have got SSH on my remote ubuntu box and Remote desktop enabled. I am trying to use X-windows on my Windows machine.

I have installed Cygwin/X - however the user guide tells me how to run XServer in Windows. I would like to connect to my Ubuntu machine (I have verified that this box X11 + Port forwarding done correctly as I can ssh -x into that box from a remote linux box).

I have done this but I get the following error:

2 [main] Xwin 9192 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before initialization, retry 0, exit code 0x600, errno 11

Can someone explain how to use Windows Cygwin/X and open up windows of a remote Ubuntu box?

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Is your windows 64bit or 32bit? –  Nifle Sep 15 '11 at 11:27
32 bit windows :) –  Calm Storm Sep 16 '11 at 8:41

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I probably has nothing to do with Xwin, but is probably a problem with fork()

Try this:

Due to issues with Cygwin's fork() and DLL base address
conflicts, one should rebase their Cygwin system to prevent fork()
failures.  Use the following procedure to rebase your system:

a. install the Cygwin rebase package (if necessary)  
b. shutdown all Cygwin processes  
c. start bash (do not use rxvt)  
d. execute rebaseall (in the bash window)
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