startxwin/XWin won't start properly
Tue Jun 29 22:56:00 GMT 2010
In the past I have not found a good way to "remember" which packages where installed (e.g. non-default packages). Is there a file/way to run setup.exe so that a specified set of packages are installed?
I say this, because the only way I know to clean up the install is to delete it, and re-install.
(I have several times just run setup.exe, and it does seem to update some packages, but as you state, it is not completely clean)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: startxwin/XWin won't start properly
On 6/29/2010 10:50 AM, Bradley, Mike wrote:
> All was good, till a couple weeks ago when I added some packages to cygwin,
> and several packages where also upgraded. Then xterm response time became
> very slow. I tried a second upgrade yesterday, and now I cannot even start
> an xterm, nor will startxwin start properly. This is a company computer
> which has Symantec anti-virus. I tried disabling that as well.
> Here is the most obvious symptom:
> % echo $DISPLAY 127.0.0.1:0.0 % /usr/bin/startxwin.exe
> waiting for X server to begin accepting connections . .. giving up.
> /usr/bin/startxwin: Socket type not supported (errno 124): unable to
> connect to X server /usr/bin/startxwin: No such process (errno 3): Server
> Notice the value of $DISPLAY above, which does not match whats in XWin.0.log
> (it has :0.0). No idea how/why that happens.
Remove the DISPLAY setting. Update your installation (your cygwin package is
out-of-date). You also have a couple of orphaned installations of Cygwin.
Make sure those are all cleaned up/out.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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