startx fork() problem with Vista and solution

Joel Eidsath
Sun May 6 02:17:00 GMT 2007

I'm running a fairly vanilla install of Windows Vista and had the
fork() error with startx that has been previously reported. I would
run startx and it would only successfully start up every second time I
tried to run it, otherwise giving the fork() error.

The solution was to run "rebaseall." Unfortunately, this didn't work
right away. It bombed out with "error 6" on several files --
cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll, cygcrypt-0.dll and cygz.dll. I moved each of
these to a temporary directory to get "rebaseall" to run.

This fixed the fork() problem with startx.

Is "rebaseall" called by setup at any time? (I know the documentation,
which seems old, says not.) If so, then these "error 6" problems may
be bombing it out.

Joel Eidsath

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