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Re: new server - startx and xinit fail?

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 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?


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