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Re: cygserver errors


This file is listed under `ls -l`:
-rw-------  1 SYSTEM root         0 Aug 23 08:31 cygserver.log
% cat cygserver.log
cat: cygserver.log: Permission denied
I couldn't access this file, so I temporarily used `chown --reference`
to set the owner to myself.  This file is empty, just as it first appears.

I see that in /etc/cygserver.conf I have not changed the defaults for LOGGING:

# kern.log.syslog: Determines whether logging should go to the syslog,
# Default is "yes", if stderr is no tty, "no" otherwise.
# Command line option -y, --syslog or -Y, --no-syslog.
#kern.log.syslog no

# kern.log.stderr: Determines whether logging should go to stderr,
# Default is "yes", if stderr is a tty, "no" otherwise.
# Command line option -e, --stderr or -E, --no-stderr.
#kern.log.stderr no

# kern.log.level: Logging level.  Valid values are 1 to 7 with a bigger
# value emitting more logging output.  Default level is 6.
# Command line option -l, --log-level.
#kern.log.level 6

# kern.log.debug: Determines whether debug output should be printed to stderr.
# Default is "no".  Command line option -d, --debug
#kern.log.debug no

(If I change anything in this file, do I have to rerun anything?)



On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 01:13:51PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
: Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:13:51 -0400
: From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <>
: Reply-To:
: Organization: Cygwin
: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060916 Fedora/ Thunderbird/ Mnenhy/
: To: Lester Ingber <>
: CC:
: Subject: Re: cygserver errors
: In-Reply-To: <>
: On 10/09/2006, Lester Ingber wrote:
: >I am having problems with cygserver similar to those discussed in
: >  On my XP Pro
: >system, under Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Application, I see
: >several red X's whenever I start my modified  (I have found
: >that the script in /usr/X11R6/bin crashes unless I add /bin to
: >export PATH=/usr/X11R6/bin:"$PATH":/bin .)  So, my Cygwin utilities start
: >OK,
: >except I do get occasional crashes of individual xterm windows for no
: >reason I can discern, which I have reported before but no follow-ups
: >occurred.
: >
: >I am getting errors like:
: >     "The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Cygwin ) cannot
: >     be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry
: >     information or message DLL files to display messages from a
: >     remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to
: >     retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The
: >     following information is part of the event: cygserver: error
: >     getting handle(1684) to server (5)."
: >
: >I do run setup for all users, and my mounts are under system, the main
: >focus of the discussion under msg01378.html referenced above.
: >
: >I cannot see if the is a cygwin or cygwin-xfree problem, so I'm sending
: >this to both forums.
: cygserver is a core Cygwin service so the Cygwin list is the proper place
: to discuss it.
: What does '/var/log/cygserver.log' say?

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