x-windows won't start

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Jun 14 19:53:00 GMT 2004

On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Matt Goto wrote:

> hey-
> i just finished installing cygwin on a windows xp home box.  i tried
> starting x using the startx command and i got the following message:
> Welcome to the XWin X Server
> Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
> Release:
> [snip]
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
> XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
>       after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> i have attached the XWin.log and a screenshot (in png format) of the
> error dialog that popped up.
> it seems like i might be missing some fonts, but i am no x whiz, so i
> am not sure of that.  can you help me figure out what i need to do to
> start up x-windows?  if you need additional info, please let me know
> and i will try to get it to you.
> thanks in advance.
> --matt goto

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