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"Couldn not exec" error message
- From: Ke-Wei Ma <keweima at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 19:13:59 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: "Couldn not exec" error message
Lets give this one more try. It appears that my original request for help was
met with some slight hostility by some list serv purists/ watch dogs.
Quite simply, I've installed cygwin with a whole slew of packages. I was
rocking and rolling. I was sshing under window maker with the best of them.
One day, I made the mistake of reinstalling cygwin. Now when ever I start the
X server I get a "Couldn not exec" error message and them my server dies!
Let me clear up any confusion. I don't think this is a bug with XFree. I am
not claiming XFree is broken and no, I don't want to search the bug list! What
I am saying is that the xterm and console windows are always displaying this
error message followed by some (maybe 2?) garbled characters and then the whole
server dies within a couple of seconds. I surmise that this is some funky
installation problem since everything worked before.
When I start a cygwin bash or tcsh shell via a NT window, this message doesn't
appear. When X starts up, the default start up script creates 3 windows (1
console and 2 xterm). Each and everyone of these windows displays the same
exact message and then everything barfs.
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