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RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: startxwin - xinit unable to connect to X server

After installing the 64 bit version of Cygwin, I don't experience this problem.

Backtrace output:

$ gdb --args /usr/bin/Xwin -multiwindow
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Reading symbols from /usr/bin/Xwin...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) handle SIGSYS nostop
Signal        Stop      Print   Pass to program Description
SIGSYS        No        Yes     Yes             Bad system call
(gdb) r
Starting program: /usr/bin/Xwin -multiwindow
[New Thread 8216.0x1470]
[New Thread 8216.0x22f8]
[New Thread 8216.0x1f34]
[New Thread 8216.0x1f70]
[New Thread 8216.0x1e90]
[New Thread 8216.0x2374]
gdb: unknown target exception 0x80000001 at 0x5dd96d61

Program received signal ?, Unknown signal.
[Switching to Thread 8216.0x2374]
0x5dd96d61 in sysfer!FirstHookFunc ()
   from /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/SYSFER.DLL
(gdb) bt full
#0  0x5dd96d61 in sysfer!FirstHookFunc ()
   from /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/SYSFER.DLL
No symbol table info available.
#1  0x00000000 in ?? ()
No symbol table info available.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon TURNEY [] 
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 09:23
To: Kunz, Christopher L
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: startxwin - xinit unable to connect to X server

On 13/05/2015 19:40, Kunz, Christopher L wrote:
> After updating to the latest Cygwin distribution, I can no longer connect to X server. When I run startxwin (on a fresh Cygwin install), I get the following errors:
> xinit: giving up
> xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
> xinit: server error
> The XWin.#.log looks okay, I think (see attached).  I've set DISPLAY to :0.0.

It seems that the X server is crashing while it's still starting up.

I'm afraid I can't reproduce this problem.

If possible, could you follow the "Generating a backtrace when the X server is crashing at startup" instructions at [1], which might shed some light on what is going wrong...


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