Can't get windowmaker to work
Fri Mar 21 21:15:00 GMT 2003
FYI, your step 4 is unnecessary. You can simply mount $HOME/GNUStep on
itself as binary, i.e.
mount -b "`cygpath -w "$HOME/GNUStep"`" "$HOME/GNUStep"
Note that the XFree86-f* packages do this with the fonts directory.
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Todorovic Vladica-VTODORO1 wrote:
> Is your $HOME directory on a drive that is text mounted? If so, that's the
> problem. Search the archive and you'll see that windowmaker doesn't like
> text mounts.
> You could change the mount point to be binary, and this should solve the
> If you have to use text mounts (like me), you can still get windowmaker to
> 1. temporarily change your mount to binary.
> 2. Run window maker and set it up the way you like. Your settings will be in
> $HOME/GNUstep directory.
> 3. Change mount to text again.
> 4. Rename GNUstep to .GNUstep (or something similar)
> 5. mount .GNUstep directory as binary so that it can be accessed as
> 6. Now you can run windowmaker again, and there should be no signal 11.
> This should make windowmaker to believe that the files in GNUstep directory
> are unix-like (no cr/lf). At least, it worked for me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tomasz Rojek [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 12:42 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Can't get windowmaker to work
> > When I start wmaker I get a dialog saying "Fatal error Window Maker
> > received signal 11"
> > Have I not installed something??
> Your home/$USER directory? I remember that when I had no such directory
> created by cygwin (on w2k with SP3 & normal user rights) windowmaker could
> not start. Then after getting thru faq and cygwin mailing lists I came to
> conclusion to create in my cygwin environment /home/$USER directory and set
> is as my $HOME. Try this.
> Tomasz Rojek
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