startx hangs on WinXP - Resolution

Igor Pechtchanski
Fri Jun 11 15:26:00 GMT 2004


IIRC, you only need the /tmp to be binary-mounted (and the fonts
directory, but that mount is forced to be binary by the font packages
postinstall scripts).  Instead of reinstalling everything with UNIX line
endings, you could have simply issued a

mount -f -b c:/cygwin/tmp /tmp

(provided your Cygwin root is in c:/cygwin).  There were two or three
threads on this in the past few days -- I'm surprised it hasn't come up in
your thread as well.  Just FYI.

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, Jim Duda wrote:

> 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.
> Jim
> -----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?
> Thanks,
> Jim
> 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.
> bye

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