X startup hangs
Thu Jul 15 12:47:00 GMT 2004
On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, electa wrote:
> > ZoneAlarm is known to change the behaviour of Windows
> > TCP/IP stack and this seems to cause troubles with cygwin since cygwin
> must provide unix
> > like semantics and has problems if something does not work it was
> But I tried shutting down Zonealarm--> X still hangs. Do you think it ss
> really a ZoneAlarm problem?
ZoneAlarm replaces/hooks some of the libraries providing the TCP/IP stack.
Disabling ZoneAlarm still leaves those changes active but ZoneAlarm does not
drop packets anymore.
> > So it is not a problem with insufficient rights to access the network (in
> > xkbcomp does not need any network access) but a problem with
> > behaviour of windows subsystems. I doubt this can be solved without
> > into the startup code of the cygwin library where it stopped
> Can you help me solving just the xkb problem (which is not related to
It is te problem. Normally xkbcomp expects input on stdin. It seems that
ZoneAlarm somehow breaks pipes (eg ls | wc) in some circumstances. I think
it's the same with cat.exe. It just waits forever the get or receive data.
> I appreciate very much to work with my keyboard.
> Now i'm using 'startx -- -kb -clipboard'
> without -multiwindow the X starts hanged. After killing cat.exe, X is ready
> and I can use it.
> my little goal is to remove that -kb to regain my keyboard!
Can you send me another strace of the above command?
strace -o xinit.strace2 startx -- -kb -clipboard
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