startxwin.bat failing

Brian Dessent
Thu Jan 27 04:04:00 GMT 2005

Jon wrote:

> I'm trying to run startxwin.bat on a Windows XP system. When I do, the
> Cygwin/X Server starts however when the terminal window comes up, I get the
> two following error messages:
> xterm: Can't execvp /usr/bin/bash: No such file or directory
> xterm: Could not exec /bin/sh: No such file or directory.
> These look like things you would typically find on a unix box so it's not
> suprising to get these errors. However, xterm runs for others in my office on
> windows, but they don't know how it works or what to do to get around this.

Questions about X11 belong in a different mailing list.  cygwin-xfree AT  Please use that list for replies to this thread.

I would say you also need to review <>
for how to ask for help.  Especially heed the part about attaching the
cygcheck output to your post.  It sounds like you have a simple PATH or
mounts problem but you've not given nearly enough information for anyone
to be able to diagnose it, which the cygcheck output will provide.


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