problem with Release:

Marcel Sluiter
Tue Oct 5 11:27:00 GMT 2004

Dear Developers,

had previous version of X running nicely under Cygwin, but with recent 
update something went amiss.
(details Win XP professional, Japanese language version)
Below is the message that I get with starting xwindows...

 >startx &
Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project


XWin was started with the following command line:

X :0 -multiwindow -clipboard

(WW) /tmp mounted int textmode
_XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
winValidateArgs - g_iNumScreens: 1 iMaxConsecutiveScreen: 1
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more information
winDetectSupportedEngines - Windows NT/2000/XP
winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw installed
winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw4 installed
winDetectSupportedEngines - Returning, supported engines 00000007
winSetEngine - Multi Window or Rootless => ShadowGDI
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per 
winAllocateFBShadowGDI - Creating DIB with width: 1280 height: 738 depth: 32
winFinishScreenInitFB - Masks: 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff
winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff BPRGB 8 d 24 
bpp 32
null screen fn ReparentWindow
null screen fn RestackWindow
InitQueue - Calling pthread_mutex_init
InitQueue - pthread_mutex_init returned
InitQueue - Calling pthread_cond_init
InitQueue - pthread_cond_init returned
winInitMultiWiSignal 9
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\end of output\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

after having issued the "startx" command, I get from the "ps" command:

     2428       1    2428       2428  con 1007 19:55:30 /usr/bin/bash
     2056    2428    2056       3420  con 1007 20:07:32 /usr/bin/sh
     3360    2056    2056       1732  con 1007 20:07:32 /usr/X11R6/bin/xinit
      940    3360     940       3364  con 1007 20:07:32 /usr/X11R6/bin/XWin
     2184    2428    2184       3552  con 1007 20:08:03 /usr/bin/ps
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\end of output\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

which shows Xwindows is running in the background but I do not get an 
actual xterm.

interesting detail.....
when is type command "man startx" I see, before the manpage appears, and 
after quitting the manpage the following

Unrecognized line in config file (ignored)
JNROFF        LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 /usr/bin/groff -Tnippon -mandocj
Unrecognized line in config file (ignored)
KNROFF        /usr/bin/groff -Tkorean -mandoc
Unrecognized line in config file (ignored)
JNEQN           /usr/bin/eqn -Tnippon
Unrecognized line in config file (ignored)
KNEQN        /usr/bin/eqn -Tkorean
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\end of output\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
I have no desire to use Xwindows in any other language than 

all suggestions for remedies very welcome!
Thanks for your time and consideration,


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