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Re: XTerm(330) fails to open window in latest cygwin-x64 under Windows 10

Karl, you might want to try reverting to the previous version of libharfbuzz0 and libfreetype6. I'm running into problems with those libraries on the 32-bit version of cygwin, causing occasional crashes of xterm, and frequent crashes of xwin-xdg-menu under Windows 10. I'm just wondering if your issue is related to those same problems in these libraries, only it's manifesting differently under the 64-bit version of cygwin. It may be a long-shot, but if our experiences corroborate each other it might help nail down these font-related issues.

In any case, check to see if there's an xterm.exe.stackdump file in the directory from which you ran xterm. If there is, try running something like "strace xterm.exe > xterm.log" and see what xterm is doing before it crashes.

Hope this helps.


On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:48:08, Karl Peterson wrote:

The only output is:
karpeterson@DFWLW1041HJTC2 /var/log/xwin
$ xterm
xterm: cannot load font

XWin.0.log contains:
[  1471.843] IsOverrideRedirect: Failed to get window attributes

This message only gets printed when I use my favorite xterm options: "-fg
white -bg black -sl 5000" No other output is printed, and xterm exits with
RC=0. Other locally run X programs work fine, such as xeyes and emacs.

What can I do to debug this?

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