#2 Less alarming error if an X server is already running


Currently, if vcxsrv is started when an X server is already running, there is the somewhat alarming error message "A fatal error has occurred and VcXsrv will now exit." Several times I have accidentally clicked on the VcXsrv icon and received this message, and (wrongly) assumed that I had lost existing X windows. It would be easier on my heart if vcxsrv could (optionally?) check for an existing X server, and issue a milder warning, something along the lines of: "An X server is already running, exiting."

Apologies for raising this very minor issue with an otherwise wonderful piece of software.


  • marha

    marha - 2012-09-03
    • status: open --> pending
  • marha

    marha - 2012-12-06

    The error message has been adapted from

  • marha

    marha - 2012-12-06
    • status: pending --> closed

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