cygwin-x xterm not compatible with windows 7?
Thu Dec 3 21:46:00 GMT 2009
I sent this post earlier this week and have not received any replies.
If this is the wrong place to post this,
please let me know where I should.
This is my first post here. I've never had a problem I couldn't fix
with cygwin-x before.
Here is the deal:
I just bought a new PC with windows 7 64 bit, build number 7600,
I downloaded a fresh install of cygwin and cannot get cygwin-x xterm
running. Cygwin version is 1.7.0(0.218/5/3)
I tried running the cygwin-x XWin Server shortcut command line from a cmd
window to get the error output:
and see this:
"/usr/bin/xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 127.0.0.1:0.0"
this seems to be coming from this command in the batch file:
:\Users\princess>C:\cygwin\bin\\..\bin\run -p /usr/bin xterm -e
usr/bin/xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 127.0.0.1:0.0
If I kill the server and run the script again, I'll get a
STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error, indicating
some sort of shared memory corruption. I then have to restart the PC. I
checked to see if there
was more than one cygwin1.dll in response to earlier posts about this error
and there is only one.
I tried turning off the windows firewall. That helps in other ways, because
other cygwin network
utilities, such as nslookup were blocked until I did that.
I tried changing the display from 127.0.0.1 to the IP address of the
Basically, I have a fresh machine with windows 7 and a fresh install of
cygwin and I can't get
xterm to work. Anyone have any ideas? Or is this just a windows 7 thing,
and I'll have to give
up on cygwin-x for a while?
BTW, other shortcuts in the cygwin-x start folder work, such as bitmap and
xcalc, just not the
Xwin server and xterm.
Thanks in advance,
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