Problem with Xwin.exe

Oeste, Hans P BCGC:EX
Wed Sep 5 14:47:00 GMT 2001

Thank-you for your help, Harold.

I did a search for cygwin1.dll and only found the one instance.

I then did the update as suggested.  That solved the problem.  The newer
version of bash must have something in it that fixes the problem.  The
installation the I have is only about one month old so almost everything
else was up-to-date.

At any rate it now starts up just great. Thanks again.  And keep up the good
work, to everyone that answers question and on the development team.  You
have a great product.

Hans-Peter Oeste

-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Hunt [ ] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 1:43 PM
To: Oeste, Hans P BCGC:EX;
Subject: RE: Problem with Xwin.exe


I thought that only happened with ancient versions of Cygwin, or when you
have multiple versions of cygwin1.dll on your system.

1. Search for and remove any extraneous versions of cygwin1.dll (e.g. those
not in c:\cygwin\bin).

2. Update Cygwin by running setup.exe from

Good luck, and please report your results to the list,


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Oeste, Hans 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 4:28 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: Problem with Xwin.exe
> I'm attempting to run Xfree under to Windows XP and am not succeeding.  
> I get an error that states:
> C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** Could not reserve space for cygwin's heap
> (0x24b0000) in child, cygheap, win32 error 487.
> I've done a search of the archives and haven't found this error other 
> than a mention that one should search the archives.  I've done this 
> and had no success.  Could some kind person please direct me where I 
> can go for information to resolve this error?  Please and Thank you.
> Hans-Peter Oeste
> Systems Support Analyst
> BC Gaming Commission
> 844 Courtney St.
> Victoria, BC

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