64-bit xfree86 failing

Tim Kingman tim.kingman@gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 21:33:00 GMT 2014

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Mark Hansen <meh@winfirst.com> wrote:
> On 12/1/2014 8:35 AM, Tim Kingman wrote:
>> *snip*
>> my .bashrc calls startxwin
>> to make sure I always have an X server running ( per
>> http://stackoverflow.com/a/9301966 )
>> *snip*
>> I'll keep playing with this to see if I can come up with a solution to
>> duplicate my previous behavior: Any new bash shell makes sure that X
>> is running, with no X apps running, and only one X is running, and new
>> shells don't pop up any "display already exists" errors.
>> Thanks,
>> Tim
> Tim,
> Are you opposed to having the X Server start when you log into the Windows
> machine?
> This is what I do and it works well. The X server is always running when I
> need it.
> I created a desktop shortcut with the following command:
> C:\Apps\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe
> -- -emulate3buttons 100 -multiwindow -clipboard -swcursor"
> and then just place that shortcut in the "programs -> startup" start menu
> folder.


That's probably what I should be doing to start the X server. That
would avoid the dup-error warnings, and I can manually restart the
server if it dies.

But I think this method won't work with xinit 1.3.4, because
startxwin.bat from xinit 1.3.4 no longer leaves the X server running
after the last command in .startxwinrc (or the default xterm) exits.
Another request for this:
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2014-11/msg00039.html with a
suggestion to run sleep from .startxwinrc. I haven't tried that yet,
but that may be the best option for now.


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