Some X programs won't start up

Rodrigo Medina
Tue Mar 25 17:30:00 GMT 2008


On 25 Mar 2008 12:17:47 +0100 Robert Latest wrote:
>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.

There are two problems with xmgace

1- For some unknown reason the .exe file is not in X11R6/bin/ as for all
other  X programs,
but in /usr/share/grace/bin.  In the first directory there only links
pointing to the actual file.
The problem is that non-cygwin programs do not understand such links.

2- xmgrace is known to require to run the cygwin command "rebaseall".

I hope that this can be usefull


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