X server crash when running texworks

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Wed Mar 28 09:35:00 GMT 2012

On 2012-03-24 14:47, Ken Brown wrote:
> 1. Install texworks-0.4.3-1 from Cygwin Ports.
> 2. Create two tex files in your home directory, say test1.tex and
> test2.tex. I don't know if the contents matter, but in my case both
> files contain the following:
> \documentclass{article}
> \begin{document}
> Hello
> \end{document}
> 3. Start the X server by using the Start Menu shortcut.
> 4. Start texworks by typing "texworks&" in an xterm window.
> 5. Click on the "Open" icon to open one of the tex files. Then do the
> same to open the second.
> At this point the X server crashes and gives the message "Caught signal
> 11 (segmentation fault)". Server aborting."
> Before the crash I get the following warning in the xterm window when I
> open a file:
> QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /home/kbrown
> I don't know if this is significant.

Confirmed, cause unknown.  It might be a couple of weeks before I can 
get back to this.


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