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Re: cygserver errors

<>. Reformatted.

Lester Ingber wrote:
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-list-only-lh AT cygwin DOT com>
: Reply-To: cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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Please don't quote raw email addresses in the body of your email.  Doing
so just feeds spammers.  Better yet, don't include unneeded header lines in
your replies at all.

: 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?

> Larry:
> 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: > # 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?)

Just stop and start the cygserver service.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746

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