Cannot Start X

Marco Schuler
Wed Aug 8 14:19:00 GMT 2007

On 8/7/07, Larry Hall (Cygwin X) wrote:
> Marco Schuler wrote:
> > On 8/7/07, Holger Krull wrote:
> >> Marco Schuler schrieb:
> >>> On 8/7/07, Holger Krull <xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>> Why is everything mounted in textmode?
> >>> Hm, I don't know. That's just what cygwin did on installation. Is
> >>> there any problem about this?
> >> Well, usually it is not what cygwin does. I don't know if it does any paticular harm, but there is no reason to have / mounted textmode.
> >
> > It seems as this is default from mount. man mount sais: "By default,
> > mounts are in text  mode"
> The mode of the mounts created by "setup.exe" depend on what you specify
> for the "Default text file type" during installation.  "Unix" (i.e. binary)
> is the default.  Like all defaults, your best bet is to stick with them
> unless you have a need for something else and understand the implications.
> If you'd prefer to change back to binary mounts now, you can either re-run
> "setup.exe" and respecify your mount points as "Unix" or you can force a
> remount of all mount points as binary with the following:
>    mount -m >/tmp/mounts
>    edit '/tmp/mounts' and change all '-t's to '-b's
>    save your edits
>    chmod +x /tmp/mounts
>    /tmp/mounts
> You will, of course, have to run through the file-system and change any
> scripts you have from text to binary (with 'd2u') for those to work for
> you again.  If you're not too far into your installation configuration,
> you may find it easier to start to remove what you have and reinstall.

I installed cygwin again using UNIX mounts. X works now :-)

Thank you both for your help!


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