Error 29 on Vista
Tue Mar 6 23:26:00 GMT 2007
Larry Hall (Cygwin X) wrote:
> William Bierman wrote:
>> On 3/6/07, thebigcheeze <thebigcheeze <at> gmail <dot> com> wrote:
> <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR> Don't to feed the spammers.
>>> I installed Cygwin with the default packages with added ssh and the
>>> x11 package. when I attempt to run xwindows using this batch file:
>>> @echo off
>>> chdir C:\cygwin\bin
>>> bash --login -i startx
>>> It gives the following error:
>>> 45 [main] xterm 2240 child_copy: linked dll data write copy failed,
>>> 0..0x3AB440, done 0, windows pid 2356, Win32 error 487
>>> xterm: Error 29, errno 11: Resource temporarily unavailable
>>> Reason: spawn: fork() failed
>>> followed by:
>>> winClipboardProc - winClipboardFlushWindowsMessageQueue trapped WM_QUIT
>>> winClipboardProc - XDestroyWindow succeeded.
>>> FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2,
>>> should be
>>> 1; f
>>> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
>>> then it kicks me back to the command prompt. anyone know a work
>>> around or
>>> perhaps a fix for this?
>>> I'm running on an Administrator account as well.
> > I get the 'resource temporarily unavailable' error quite often, as
> > well. For me it's usually when I'm attempting to perform some remote
> > function with SVN.
> > If I just keep trying, it usually works by the fourth try.
> > I would also be very interested in a solution.
> Fork failures are typically caused by one of two issues:
> 1. Buggy firewalls, virus-scanners, spyware proggies, etc.
> 2. DLL address space collisions
> The former can be solved by uninstalling all such junkware (no, you can't
> generally just disable this stuff) and trying again. If it works, then
> you know you need to report a bug (to the junkware provider, not to
> The latter can be solved by installing the 'rebase' package, reading
> '/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/rebase-2.4.3.README', and following the
> Win32 error 487 is a classic indicator of problem 2 above. I'd recommend
> starting there. You can check the main list for lots of back-story to the
> rebase issue if you're interested.
> Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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The only firewall/antivirus programs that are running are Symantec Antivirus
and the Vista Firewall. Are either of those known to cause these types of
issues? I've also removed cygwin and re-installed it with all default
packages, X11, ssh/ssl, and rebase as recommended. It gives the error some
times, but others it executes normally. The Icon of the executed program is
that of XWin.exe but it is still a command line, no different than merely
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