Is my X Server not fully started? (Rel: - results

John Ormerod
Thu Sep 15 07:49:00 GMT 2005


I did as you requested - see below. 
BTW, there is a delay of 3-4 seconds for cmds like 'ps -ef'. Is this normal?
(Thinkpad T41 with 2Gb RAM) 

>> Open a cygwin bash shell, using cygwin.bat.

I did this from cmd prompt. It appeared to be stuck for what seemed a long
time - though maybe it was actually between 30-60 secs. Then the prompt came
alive and resized itself.

>> make sure that X is not running,,,
>> $ ps -ef | grep X
>> should not list Xwin

JOrmerod@EREBOR-JO ~
$ ps -ef | grep X

JOrmerod@EREBOR-JO ~
$ ps -ef
JOrmerod    3412       1 con  07:53:17 /usr/bin/bash
JOrmerod    4008    3412 con  07:58:20 /usr/bin/ps

>> from the command line call
>> $
>> what does this result in?

JOrmerod@EREBOR-JO ~
$ pwd
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/John Ormerod

JOrmerod@EREBOR-JO /usr/X11R6/bin

JOrmerod@EREBOR-JO /usr/X11R6/bin
$ Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project


XWin was started with the following command line:

XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error

_XSERVTransmkdir: Cannot create /tmp/.X11-unix with root ownership
winValidateArgs - g_iNumScreens: 1 iMaxConsecutiveScreen: 1
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more information
(==) FontPath set to
winPrefsLoadPreferences: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/system.XWinrc
LoadPreferences: syntax error, unexpected STRING line 1
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: 1024 height: 768 depth: 32
winFinishScreenInitFB - Masks: 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff
winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff BPRGB 8 d 24 bpp
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
winInitMultiWindowWM - Hello
winInitMultiWindowWM - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel support
XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due to lack of
ed memory support in the kernel
(--) Setting autorepeat to delay=500, rate=31
(--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000809" (00000809)
(--) Using preset keyboard for "English (United Kingdom)" (809), type "4"
Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc105" Layout = "gb" Variant = "(null)" Options =


I did some further investigations - results in separate append to keep this
one down in size

Regards, John

John Ormerod
erebor limited

-----Original Message-----
From: Reid Thompson [] 
Sent: 15 September 2005 00:22
Subject: Re: Is my X Server not fully started? (Rel:

Try the following.

Open a cygwin bash shell, using cygwin.bat.
make sure that X is not running,,,
$ ps -ef | grep X
should not list Xwin

from the command line call


what does this result in?

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