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Re: new x.org server - startx and xinit fail?
- From: Lloyd Wood <l dot wood at surrey dot ac dot uk>
- To: Lloyd Wood <L dot Wood at surrey dot ac dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:14:09 +0000
- Subject: Re: new x.org server - startx and xinit fail?
- References: <67139EE8-B65D-4995-8B7E-39E49039BD56@surrey.ac.uk>
Ah, installing a number of fonts in Cygwin setup's X11 list, that
allows xinit to produce a working X11 virtual desktop window. Once I
launch a window manager it's usable, with xterms etc.
However, /usr/bin/startx and treating X windows as Windows windows
appears to have problems with spaces in path names, as outlined below.
On 16 Feb 2009, at 13:20, Lloyd Wood wrote:
I've just updated my Cygwin installation (1.5.25), and got the new
startx has stopped working.
After xauth creates a new authority file, it throws up a dialog
saying it's put help text
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/
unrecognized option: and
suggesting that missing quotes somewhere in startx borked the command.
Adding quotes in throughout startx (xinit command, whenever I saw
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
get to an xterm?
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