My attempt to use Cygwin seems doomed to failure in spite of...
Fri Sep 16 20:00:00 GMT 2005
John Ormerod wrote:
> ... all the willing help I've received - esp from Reid. I do
> appreciate you all taking the time to give me info and clues etc.
> My conclusion is there is something on my system that
> prevents Xwin.exe and / or xterm.exe from completely initialising.
> I've removed most of the original text of this apend, as
> while I was closing down my stuff, I spotted something!
> From FAQ
> 7.6. Why does Cygwin/X freeze right after startup?
> Zone Alarm 5 is known to break Cygwin/X. As a result you'll
> see this line (or a similar) as last output in /tmp/XWin.log
> Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc101" Layout = "us" Variant = "(null)"
> Options = "(null)"
> Disabling Zone Alarm will not solve this problem. You can
> only uninstall Zone Alarm 5 and switch to an earlier version
> (4.5 is known to work) or use a different personal firewall.
> I found this, but it is NOT in the xwin.log. By chance this
> time, I had started xwin.exe in a cmd prompt and I could see
> the stdout messages. These are pretty much what's in the log,
> except for the last line!
> ==> Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc105" Layout = "gb" Variant = "(null)"
> Options = "(null)"
> So, I guess that's it - it's ZA, bless it. I can't not use
> it, so I guess I can't use Cygwin. Shame, I was getting quite
> fond of it.
> As a long shot, I'll see if I can find the ZA forum and ask / search.
> BTW, I discovered what is making cygwin run slowly - it is
> vsmon.exe that runs when ZoneAlarm anti-virus checking is on
> (it usually is) - as soon as any X-component starts the cpu
> consumption for vsmon rockets.
> Thanks again everyone
> John Ormerod
> erebor limited
Sorry to hear that...
I use http://www.free-av.com/ as my anti-virus -- no problems with
cygwin or cygwin/X. and i use my modem/router's configuration to not
expose my PC to the internet, rather than running a PC firewall.
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