startxwin.bat fails: could not open default font 'fixed' (XP, FAQ 8.4 N/A)

Brett Harris
Mon Apr 2 17:33:00 GMT 2007

>You forgot to reinstall the fonts packages after mounting the directory
>	Igor

I figured that wouldn't actually make a difference since it lists all the 
fonts there, but I figured I would give it a shot anyway.

Here are the steps I performed:
1. Checked that the mount point was still listed
2. Closed all cygwin windows
3. Re-ran setup.exe
4. "reinstall"ed  xorg-x11-f100, xorg-x11-fcyr, xorg-x11-fenc, 
xorg-x11-fnts, and xorg-x11-fscl
5. Opened a cygwin shell and deleted /tmp/XWin.log
5. ran C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\startxwin.bat again

still no change. Here is a copy of the "new" XWin.log

$ cat XWin.log
_XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not be 

(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more information
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 16 bits per 
winAllocateFBShadowGDI - Creating DIB with width: 1600 height: 1200 depth: 
winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 0000f800 000007e0 0000001f BPRGB 6 d 16 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
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello
winInitMultiWindowWM - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
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=750, rate=24
(--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000409" (00000409)
(--) Using preset keyboard for "English (USA)" (409), type "4"
(--) 3 mouse buttons found
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing 
from li

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress

Any other ideas?


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