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Re: Problem in Cygwin-X...
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: Moises Deangelo <lewris at ig dot com dot br>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com, cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 17:32:08 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Problem in Cygwin-X...
On 17 Sep, Moises Deangelo wrote:
> I installed cygwin in my windows 2000 with service pack 4.
> I download the complete version of cygwin.
> But the graphic interface does not work by any means
> Cygwin-X does not run.
> Any applications do not accuse no mistake, simply do not initiate.
> Other introduce the following mistake:
> ERROR: could not start C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\xdvi -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
> Can anybody help to do the graphic interface to work?
> Moises Deangelo.
For us, for many months now, X11 hasn't worked after any fresh Cygwin
install, due to the "missing font "fixed" problem) - see
In fact, our install process now runs setup, runs various commands as
per the faq entry above, then re-runs setup and requires the user to
re-install the X fonts. After that X will work.
On top of that, there were changes to -multiwindow and other parameters.
We now default to starting X in a way that boils down to this:
xinit -- -rootless -clipboard -logfile /tmp/XWin.log.$USER
The .$USER is important if multiple people may use the machine - the
default choice of /tmp/XWin.log will make X fail to start because a
later user won't have write permissions on /tmp/XWin.log.
Anyway, try the above, and check out the contents of the log file to
help work out what's going wrong.
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