Some X programs won't start up

Christopher Faylor
Tue Mar 25 15:46:00 GMT 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:17:47PM +0100, Robert Latest wrote:
>Hello people,
>I've recently installed cygwin-xfree and I'm loving it. Finally, my
>beloved fvwm on my Windows PC at work!
>Anyway, while some X apps start right up without trouble (fvwm, xcalc,
>xterm...), others (xmgrace, for example) don't start at all. I type
>"xmgrace" at the command prompt, and the prompt comes right back
>without anything happening. "ps afx" shows nothing.
>What's going on here?

Try running cygcheck on the full path of the program in question to see
if you're missing a DLL, e.g.:

  cygcheck /usr/bin/xmgrace

If you are missing a DLL you can find the package which contains it by
going to .


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