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

Brett Harris
Sat Mar 31 00:35:00 GMT 2007

>I have this in my mount table that you are missing:
>C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts type
>system (binmode)
>Could you try that?
>I snipped out lots of your data just to save space.

Performed the following steps and then tried to run startxwin.bat, no change 


harris@CHICAGO ~
$ mount -bs "C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts" /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts

harris@CHICAGO ~
$ mount
C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts type system 
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type system (binmode,noumount)
x: on /cygdrive/x type system (binmode,noumount)
y: on /cygdrive/y type system (binmode,noumount)
z: on /cygdrive/z type system (binmode,noumount)

harris@CHICAGO ~
$ cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/

harris@CHICAGO /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
$ ls
100dpi  75dpi  TTF  Type1  cyrillic  encodings  misc  util

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