startx fork() problem with Vista and solution

Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Mon May 7 01:48:00 GMT 2007

Joel Eidsath wrote:
> 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.

No, 'rebaseall' is not called by 'setup.exe'.  You have to invoke it
manually if you need it.

Larry Hall                    
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