run.exe will not work with upgrade from 1.14.4 to 1.16.3

Laurens Blankers
Fri Jan 2 20:21:00 GMT 2015

On 2-1-2015 21:10, schilpfamily wrote:
> this has worked for years, now when i run this command, a window very
> briefly blinks into existence but then goes away. any idea why this
> would stop working now?
This is most likely due to a major rewrite of the xinit package which
contains all start-up scripts.

If you downgrade the xinit package from 1.3.4-1 to 1.3.2-1 does your
setup work again? Here is how you downgrade:

1. Start the Cygwin installer
2. Select the appropriate mirror and directories
3. In the package selection screen search for 'xinit'
4. Select the one from the 'X11' category and click on the version until
it cycles to 1.3.2-1 in stead of 1.3.4-1.
5. Click Next and install

If this does solve your problem you may want to read my request to the


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