startx hangs on WinXP - Resolution
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.
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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