Problems with Startx even after rebaseall

Thorsten Kampe
Sat May 5 13:29:00 GMT 2007

* Robert Neville (Sat, 05 May 2007 00:10:50 -0700)
> On Thu, 3 May 2007 00:22:50 +0100, Thorsten Kampe <> wrote:
> >> _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
> >> _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
> >> 
> >> Fatal server error:
> >> Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already run
> >> ning
> >> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
> >
> >It seems like there is something already listening or blocking the X 
> >server...
> Do you have any suggestions on a solution?

Actually almost none (I just recently started using Xwinw and I'm 
still amazed who easy the setup is and that seemingly everything 
"simply works").

> I have no idea why this would occur or how to troubleshoot these scenarios.
> The console keeps returning the font error. 
> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from li
> st!
> winPointerWarpCursor - Discarding first warp: 509 353
> winProcEstablishConnection - Hello
> winProcEstablishConnection - Clipboard is not enabled, returning.
> cat: /home/neville/.Xauthority: No such file or directory
> waiting for X server to shut down FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/mi
> sc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress

You seem to get different errors when starting startx or 
and startxwin.bat. This log shows no reason for shutting down the X 
server - the other said there was already one running.
> This link gave me some insight, yet it did not resolve my main problem.
> Apparently, mount does not list any mount points for /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts on my installation. 

Well, neither on mine and there are no mount statements in the 
postinstall scripts. I think some years ago there was a mounted font 
path but I might be mistaken.

Anyway, check if all the postinstall sripts have been run, and 
consider reinstalling X or Cygwin or Windows...


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