Problem starting XWin Server
Tue Jul 19 16:15:00 GMT 2011
On 14/07/2011 10:29, Jan Chludzinski wrote:
> First, THANKS!
> $ startxwin
> giving up.
> startxwin: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to
> connect to X server
> startxwin: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Sorry, I hadn't quite grasped that is the whole of the output.
For obscure technical reasons, the output of XWin doesn't appear in a cmd.exe
terminal if cygwin wasn't started with CYGWIN=tty.
Can I suggest you install mintty, and try running startxwin from that, which
should produce some more informative output.
It looks like Cygwin/X FAQ 2.4 could do with some improvement :-)
> The server is never started - no process in the Windows "Resource
> Monitor". When I try to start xedit (or whatever X based app) nothing
> happens, nothing appears.
> As for FAQ, I'm afraid I don't see anything that might help. I looked
> before I posted the original e-mail.
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Jon TURNEY <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 12/07/2011 09:10, Jan Chludzinski wrote:
>>> I just did a complete installation of X11 from Cygwin 1.7 setup.exe.
>>> But when I try to start the "XWin Server" using the "Start" menu
>>> nothing happens. If I try either "startxwin" or "startx" or "xinit"
>>> from the BASH shell I get:
>>> giving up.
>>> startxwin: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
>>> startxwin: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
>>> Any suggestions?
>> Looking at the XWin.0.log you attached, it looks like the X server is starting
>> up successfully.
>> If clients are unable to connect, this might be due to firewall configuration
>> or other software which interferes with cygwin sockets (see  in the
>> Cygwin/X FAQ for some suggestions)
>>  http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-cannot-open-display
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