incorrect dos version

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Apr 20 22:39:00 GMT 2004

Wrong list.  All X-related questions should be addressed to the
cygwin-xfree list.  Redirecting.  More below.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Daniel Senderowicz wrote:

> Hi,
> >>> I'm new to this list. I read the FAQ but I couldn't find an answer
> >>> nor a fix for my problem. I just installed the latest cygwin version
> >>> (1.5.9) on a PC running windows NT-4.0. Everything went OK, and I
> >>> can run programs from the console. However when I try to 'startx'
> >>> it comes back with the message "Incorrect DOS version". I was
> >>
> >>Check if you have any old DOS command line tools in your path with names
> >>like any cygwin executables, i.e. grep, cut, tar, gzip etc.
> >
> >I'm a total neophite with windows, but from looking at what I get
> >by typing 'path', there is nothing that resembles a unix-like
> >command. Or I should do this search in a different way?
> You were right. I just renamed a directory ("util") containing
> things  like grep and tar, and the system started. However it now
> stumbles into another problem. I'm attaching the Xwin.log file
> below.
> [snip]
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress

I suggest looking at the Cygwin-X FAQ.
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