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Re: Cygwin finally croaked
- From: Larry Hall <lh-no-personal-replies-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: "George Hester" <hesterloli at hotmail dot com>,cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 17:29:18 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin finally croaked
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At 10:08 AM 10/24/2004, you wrote:
>I installed cygwin version. Not sure of the version but somtime at beginning of this year 2004.
>I never really use it except for the whois functionality. A few days ago I noticed when I first double click on the icon on my Windows 2000 SP3 desktop the console comes up and disappears. I have to double-click again and it comes up stays and I can do the whois.
>Then sometimes the console does not receive keyboard input. I shake my desktop around a little bit spit left roll my eyes and it starts to receive input and I can logout.
>Is there a shelflife to Cygwin? Seems so here.
Oh, absolutely. Cygwin spoils after a few weeks. I'm surprised you didn't
notice the smell. Well, I guess you were lucky.
Sometimes you can prolong the shelf-life by spitting, shaking your machine,
and rolling your eyes, much like you found. Cygwin is sensitive to abuse
and actually prefers it when you're rough. So I think you've stumbled
across exactly the right technique to keep Cygwin going as long as it did.
On a more serious note, if any of the above behavior really does help in
some way, I suspect a hardware problem. But if you feel that the problem
is with your Cygwin installation, I'd recommend reviewing:
>Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
A clear problem report might help someone on this list help you figure out
what's wrong with your installation.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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