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Octave Plotting, Invoking Octave

Installed cygwin with gnuplot, X11, and octave.

Octave will not run the 'sombrero' demo plot.

Have removed c:\cygwin and reinstalled; have attempted previous releases of cygwin and octave.
Yes, I needed to use ash and do
$ ./rebaseall
to get startx to work.

Now octave no longer opens, no error messages are issued just returns to the shell prompt.

This is on XP sp 3.

Thanks for any help,


-- in octave /usr/share/octave/3.4.0/m/plot/__gnuplot_get_var__.m
the line str = strcat(str {:}); ---------latest version
str = strcat(str, {:}); -------------previous version
previous version is correct.

screen capture follows:

$ octave

GNU Octave, version 3.4.0

Copyright (C) 2011 John W. Eaton and others.

This is free software; see the source code for copying conditions.


FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For details, type `warranty'.

Octave was configured for "i686-pc-cygwin".

Additional information about Octave is available at

Please contribute if you find this software useful.

For more information, visit

Read to learn how to submit bug reports.

For information about changes from previous versions, type `news'.

octave:1> who

Variables in the current scope:


octave:2> x = 1:1:10

x =

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

octave:3> y = x .* x

y =

1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100

octave:4> sombrero

0 [main] octave-3.4.0 3668 C:\cygwin\bin\octave-3.4.0.exe: *** fatal error - couldn't release memory 0x18D01000(61440) for '\\?\C:\cygwin\lib\octave\3.4.0\oct\i686-pc-cygwin\cellfun.oct' alignment, Win32 error 487

Stack trace:

Frame Function Args

00229828 6102796B (00229828, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000)

00229B18 6102796B (6117EC60, 00008000, 00000000, 61180977)

0022AB48 61004F1B (611A7F74, 18D01000, 0000F000, 6124A284)

End of stack trace

0 [main] octave 3664 fork: child 3668 - died waiting for dll loading, errno 11

error: popen2: process creation failed -- Resource temporarily unavailable

error: called from:

error: /usr/share/octave/3.4.0/m/plot/__gnuplot_open_stream__.m at line 30, column 44

error: /usr/share/octave/3.4.0/m/plot/__gnuplot_drawnow__.m at line 72, column 19


$ cygcheck -c cygwin x11 gnuplot octave

Cygwin Package Information

Package Version Status

cygwin 1.7.9-1 OK

gnuplot 4.4.0-1 OK

octave 3.4.0-3 OK

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