Grey screen problem

Francois Couillard
Tue Sep 13 19:16:00 GMT 2005

I'm using windows 2000 to connect to a Debian Sarge server.

Using Cygwin, I'm typing xwin -query myip to connect to my Debian 
server. Theres only a grey screen that appears with an 'x' cursor. I 
also tried xwin -query hostip -from clientip without success.

The .log says: Could not init font path element 
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing from list.

Looking at the FAQ, they say to
Open a Cygwin shell and run *umount /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts*.

When I type this, it just says "theres no such file or directory" even 
though it exists.

I reinstalled the font components and it didn't work

I can connect with my server using ssh without problem.

Someone got the same problem on the mailing list at

So I checked the FAQ, the mailing list and even the #cygwin room on MIRC 
and can't find a decent answer.

-------------- next part --------------
An embedded and charset-unspecified text was scrubbed...
Name: cygcheck.out
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

More information about the Cygwin-xfree mailing list