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0008183Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2023-02-17 21:57
Reporterpalyn Assigned Tore4son  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary0008183: Win-KeX can't start in Window Mode with latest version WSL from Store

Win-KeX can't start in Window Mode probably because of latest WSL updates.

Steps To Reproduce

kex --win --sound
Error connecting to the KeX server.
Please try "kex start" to start the service.
If the server fails to start, please try "kex kill" or restart your WSL2 session and try again.

Additional Information

The bug is close to, only difference is Window versus Seamless Mode.

Here are the similar issues that I found:

I think (thanks to links above) the problem is that /tmp/.X11-unix is being mounted in read-only mod (from recent WSL update).
There are two temporary solution:
1.sudo mount -o remount,rw /tmp/.X11-unix before kex --win --sound helped with Window Mode, but [Seamless Mode] ( didn't work.

  1. So I have just rolled back to the previous version WSL2 (from Windows Optional Features) and all modes work fine




2023-02-17 20:34

reporter   ~0017526

This is possible explanation of WSL changes

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-02-17 20:30 palyn New Issue
2023-02-17 20:34 palyn Note Added: 0017526
2023-02-17 21:57 Gamb1t Assigned To => re4son
2023-02-17 21:57 Gamb1t Status new => assigned