XWin with fonts and clipboard module - cygcheck.out (0/1)

Phil Betts Phil.Betts@ascribe.com
Fri May 11 14:24:00 GMT 2007

Robert Neville wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:07 PM::

> After reinstalling X and all fonts, I mounted the font path and still
> receive this error. 
> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,
> removing from list!

This is not an error, it is just a warning.  If you had searched the
archive you would have known this.  Everyone will get this in their 
log unless they've explicitly installed fonts into the CID directory.

Your problem has nothing to do with fonts.

> winProcSetSelectionOwner - Clipboard not yet started, aborting. 
> winProcSetSelectionOwner - Clipboard not yet started, aborting.
> winClipboardProc - winClipboardFlushWindowsMessageQueue trapped
> WM_QUIT message, exiting main loop. winClipboardProc - XDestroyWindow
> succeeded. 
> winClipboardIOErrorHandler!

This appears to be your problem.  My guess is that either:

a) something is trying to communicate with the X clipboard before 
it has finished its initialisation.  If this is the case, you might
find my version of startxwin.bat useful (attached, just save & rename 
it).  This waits for a key line to appear in the XWin log file before
trying to launch any client programs.

b) you have some firewall/antivirus/other software that is interfering 
with the communication with the X clipboard.  The advice is generally 
to uninstall such software. Just disabling them still leaves them 
hooked into the system.  Dave Korn has been compiling a list of the 
known offenders in the cygwin-talk thread "The Big List of Dodgy Apps".
Search the mail archives to see if you have any of the mentioned 

If none of the above works, you could always try the obsolete xwinclip,
which is a standalone clipboard handler.  To install it via cygwin 
setup, you need to uncheck the "hide obsolete and administrative 
packages" option.  To use it, you need to remove the -clipboard option 
from the XWin command line, start the X server, then enter the command 
"run xwinclip".  This is not particularly reliable, and IIRC some key 
changes regarding data conversion are missing from it, but at least 
when it crashes, it doesn't cause X to die too.  Note that because 
this package is obsolete (and has been for quite some time), you 
cannot expect any support for it.


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