xfree and windows XP home version

Brian Ford ford@vss.fsi.com
Mon Feb 2 20:32:00 GMT 2004

On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Robert Tramel wrote:

> Hi
> Hopefully  per Brian Ford's suggestions this will be more helpful
> This time I've attached the requested cygcheck.out file.
Thank you.  It shows you are running the 1.5.6 version of the Cygwin
DLL (cygwin1.dll).

Don't.  It was a fairly broken release.

Please upgrade to 1.5.7.  It was released on the same day you sent this

> The problem is that under I open a bash shell, and then cd into the
> /usr/X11R6/bin directory.
Under what?

> I have tried using both the startx as well as the startxwin.bat commands.
> when I run startxwin.bat I get the following message
> startxwin.bat - Starting on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. I see the X symbol
> appear at the bottom left corner of the display but that is it no
> xwindow pops up. I have tried the alt-tab combo and the X window never
> appears as an option.
The default script should pop up an xterm in a standard Windows style
application window.  Have you edited this script?

> With startx the situation is slightly better in that an full screen
> seized X window appears but the system never clears the windows
> icons/background etc. out of the X window. Also the hourglass never goes
> away. I can toggle between applications using alt-tab sequence but
> nothing ever changes in the X window.
Do you have a .xinitrc or .xserverrc script.  If so, what are the

> In both cases the X application does not respond to the system when I
> attempt to shut down/restart the system.
Please try to upgrade your installation, and then report if you have more
problems.  Thanks.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
Phone: 314-551-8460
Fax:   314-551-8444

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