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Re: sh.exe hangs, but I can kind of get things working if I don'tdisable McAffee
- From: Alexander Gottwald <alexander dot gottwald at s1999 dot tu-chemnitz dot de>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:37:35 +0100 (MET)
- Subject: Re: sh.exe hangs, but I can kind of get things working if I don'tdisable McAffee
- References: <BAY1-F3673A55BCB0734CDFA58D8A6810@phx.gbl>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Linda Yee wrote:
> This time, though, killing sh kills its parent XWin. Exiting from cygwin
> not a problem.
> Why does XWin.exe spawn sh.exe? What is it doing?
It spawns a program to create a proper keyboard layout. If you're using the
us layout, you can disable the whole XKB extension and the compiler by
adding -kb to the commandline.
> How is it interacting
> the firewall?
> Well, I guess I'm hoping mostly that someone can fix things.
We have no idea how the firewall is breaking the things. Those firewalls and
virus scanner programs hook into the system at a very low level. If they
change the behaviour of windows even a small bit, the complex unix emulation
in cygwin may be disturbed and unexpected results like those hangs can occur.
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