cygwin/X: can't start X server...

Fri Jul 13 20:25:00 GMT 2012

On 07/13/2012 12:16 PM, ping wrote:
> guys:
> please let me know if this is the off-topic for cygwin list.
> originally right after I installed cygwin, I had impression (I could
> remember wrong)
> I ever be able to start x server and run the rxvt.
> today I just couldn't get it work.
> I tried from windows "start"->"all program"->...
> nothing happen.
> and from CLI:
> [ping@ping-new-laptop ~]$ startxwin.exe
> startxwin: unable to run server "X": No such file or directory
> Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
> that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
> for your display.  Possible server names include:
>      XWin        X Server for the Cygwin environment on Microsoft Windows
> startxwin: giving up
> startxwin: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
> startxwin: server error
> [ping@ping-new-laptop ~]$ cygcheck XWin
> cygcheck: could not find 'XWin
> the only thing I did could be that I just installed cygwinport, but I don't
> think that will cause any issues to my cygwin, cygwin/X apps...
> please advice how to troubleshoot this kind of issue.
> thanks.
> regards
> ping

problem got resolved by re-install X11 module.
I now doubt cygwin-port installation caused the issue here.

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