I am connecting to a linux virtual machine from a windows xp machine via cygwin/x

mysql workbench wont start and i dont know what to do as I know nothing about x11 or xwin

Here is what happened when i tried to start the workbench from teh command line

:~# /usr/bin/mysql-workbench
** Message: Gnome keyring daemon seems to not be available. Stored passwords will be lost once quit
X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
(mysql-workbench-bin:4438): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: localhost:17.0