Could not init font path element problem

Francois Couillard
Thu Sep 15 13:54:00 GMT 2005

Okay when I'm trying to launch xwin from Cygwin prompt I get a "Could 
not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing from 

In the Cygwin/X FAQ, they say to fix this problem by
a. Open a Cygwin shell and run *umount /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
* -- When I do that, it just say "No such file or directory" even though 
it exist. Probably isn't mounted I guess. What's that mean?

Then I have to reinstall the xorg font package. I tried to no avail.

How can I get the correct font element? Any help would be greatly 

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