startx hangs on WinXP - Resolution

Jim Duda
Fri Jun 11 13:31:00 GMT 2004

I figured out my problem. 

I learned that startxwin.bat will hang in this manner if when
You install Cygwin, you choose DOS instead of UNIX for the
Default text mode prompt.  I reinstalled Cygwin with a default
Text mode of UNIX and all works as expected now.


-----Original Message-----
Yes, I've tried using twm, and it appears to work fine.
I'm would prefer to use the multiwindow mode though, I'm just
not a big fan of twm.
I don't have a local firewall running on my machine.
Any further ideas on how to isolate?
On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Jim Duda wrote:
> I've installed the latest version of cygwin and cygwin/X.  When I attempt
> use startx in multiwindow mode,
> the X server hangs.  
Do you have a personal firewall or VPN software running? Try disabling
> 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
can connect to the xserver.

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