Openbox gray screen

Omar Yasseen
Tue Apr 24 12:26:00 GMT 2007

Hi All,
Problem: Opening CygwinX with Openbox and getting a window with gray
screen background. Like this: grayscreen.GIF
Part(1) My installation steps:
* Downloaded CygwinX setup.exe.
* Invoked exe and installed default packages.
* I then invoked the exe again and selected ALL modules under X11R
* I opened C:\Cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\startxwin.bat and inserted REM in
front of all the %RUN% statements, this is comment them out.
* I then inserted two new statements at the end of the bat file like so:
        run XWin
        run openbox
* I invoke the bat file and get the gray screen attached.
* Please see Part(1) logs below.
Part(2) But the funny thing is:
* When I get the gray window and invoke the startxwin.bat again (whilst
the first X server is already running).
* I get an error message like this: cygwerror.GIF.
* When I ok and close the error box.
* The first window that was gray is now showing the Openbox GUI
correctly like this openbox.GIF
* Please see Part(2) logs below.
The question is why am I getting the gray screen?
Any help or tips will be appreciated thanks.
* From Part(1)
    Welcome to the XWin X Server
    Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
    _XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not
be created.
    XWin was started with the following command line:
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more information winCreateBoundingWindowWindowed - Setting
normal windowstyle MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel
support XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due
to lack of shared 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
(--) 3 mouse buttons found
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing
from list!

* From Part(2)
Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
_XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't
already running winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
winProcEstablishConnection - Clipboard is not enabled, returning.

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