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Re: new server - startx and xinit fail?

Lloyd Wood wrote:
I've just updated my Cygwin installation (1.5.25), and got the new xserver.

startx has stopped working.
After xauth creates a new authority file, it throws up a dialog saying it's put help text
in /var/log/XWin.0.log

Perusing /var/log/XWin.0.log shows:

XWin was started with the following command line:

/usr/bin/X :0 -auth /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/lwood/.serverauth.32660
unrecognized option: and

suggesting that missing quotes somewhere in startx borked the command.
Adding quotes in throughout startx (xinit command, whenever I saw $HOME)
didn't change this; whatever can't handle spaces is a little hidden.

xinit run alone dies because it can't find supported fonts.

How to get cygwin's x-window-in-Windows-window support running again and
get to an xterm?

X questions and issues should go to the cygwin-xfree list.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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