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RE: XWin Won't Run Without -screen Option

>Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 10:57:14 -0400  Suhaib Siddiqi <ssiddiqi at inspirepharm dot com> wrote:
>I think you do not understand what I am saying.  I said use
>-screen or :0... I am not talking of multiple screen herei.e. :1 :2 etc etc.
>I know very well how linux works.

I apologize for my ignorance if I didn't understand it well, since I'm
just a casual user of X.

As suggested, either :0 or -screen should be used to run XWin.  I tried
running XWin with :0 only as argument, but it also exited with
"arithmetic exception" error.  I also tried with :1, :2 and :3, and none
of them work.  Again, trial-and-error is my only known way of getting
things to work since I don't have in depth knowledge about X.

Below is the message I got if I use :0 argument only for XWin

  $ XWin :0
  _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
  winDetectSupportedEngines () - Windows NT/2000
  winDetectSupportedEngines () - DirectDraw installed
  winDetectSupportedEngines () - Allowing PrimaryDD
  winDetectSupportedEngines () - DirectDraw4 installed
  winDetectSupportedEngines () - Returning, supported engines 0000001f
  winSetEngine () - Using Shadow DirectDraw NonLocking
  winAdjustVideoModeShadowDDNL () - Using Windows display depth of 16 bits per pixel
  winCreateBoundingWindowWindowed () - WindowClient width 640 height 480
  winAllocateFBShadowDDNL () - lPitch: 1280
  winInitVisualsShadowDDNL () - Masks 0000f800 000007e0 0000001f BPRGB 6 d 16
     0 [main] XWin 2016 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to XWin.exe.stackdump
  Arithmetic exception (core dumped)

  $ /tmp/ -check
  Checking which OS you're running...
  uname reports 'CYGWIN_NT-5.0' version '1.3.2(0.39/3/2)', architecture 'i686'.

  Binary distribution name is 'Cygwin-ix86'

and Cygwin/XFree86 4.1.0 from



P.S. Harold, thanks for updating the startup-scripts.tgz right away. 
     If without your User's Guide and startup-scripts.tgz, I probably would
     still be struggling with Cygwin/XFree86 installation.  Thanks.


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