startx hangs on WinXP

Alexander Gottwald
Thu Jun 3 13:53:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Jim Duda wrote:

> I've installed the latest version of cygwin and cygwin/X.  When I attempt to
> use startx in multiwindow mode,
> the X server hangs.  

Do you have a personal firewall or VPN software running? Try disabling these.

> If I use either of the following, I get the X server started, but I don't
> have a useful window manager.
> startx -- :0
> XWin -clipboard

You could try twm. At least it will reveal if other clients and window manager
can connect to the xserver.

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