Latest Cygwin X hangs when mouse is used to highlight text

Brian Kelly
Tue Sep 14 19:52:00 GMT 2010

Thanks Jon for the quick reply. I attached a new log file generated with an attempt to highlight - followed by the "hang".

Again, this worked PERFECTLY just yesterday. I ran a chkdsk on my system just about an hour ago, and while it repaired a few files, the problem remains.

I'll try your -noclipboard suggestion, but unfortunately for me, I do a lot of pasting back and forth between cygwin and native windows. I may have to go back to using the CMD based bash shell console window that is the cygwin default.

Not relishing that thought ...

Re-imaging my machine is not really an option either - that could set me back a "week".

Brian Kelly

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jon TURNEY 
>Sent: Sep 14, 2010 1:47 PM

>Subject: Re: Latest Cygwin X hangs when mouse is used to highlight text
>On 14/09/2010 18:51, Brian Kelly wrote:
>> I've been using Cygwin X trouble-free for years, and am running the latest
>> distribution of X and the Cygwin1.dll for at least two weeks (since the
>> Cygwin release). It's been fine until this morning when it started
>> locking on me whenever I used the mouse to highlight text. I have NO IDEA
>> what changed on my system to now cause this behavior. **ANY** help you can
>> give to assist me would be most appreciated since I use it for all my
>> development efforts.
>This is very likely to be some sort of problem with the clipboard integration 
>You might find that using the '-noclipboard' option works around the problem 
>(at the cost of not being able to cut/paste between Windows and X apps).
>An xserver log with '-logverbose 3' might shed a bit more light on what's 
>going on.
>Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
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