extensions (shared mem, security)

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Tue Dec 15 19:45:00 GMT 2009

On 15/12/2009 13:00, Linda Walsh wrote:
> looking at the startup log, I don't see the X-Security extension being
> initialized. Is it not supported?


> Also, perhaps more important for me is the message:
> 2009-12-15 10:39:27 XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization
> disabled
> due to lack of shared memory support in the kernel
> NT supports shared memory objects and I thought cygwin uses shared
> memory for cross-process communication. So what's this about X not
> knowing about the shared memory support?

You need to install and run the cygserver service before launching XWin 
in order to have support for XFree86-Bigfont and MIT-SHM.


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