fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before initialization

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 4 18:23:00 GMT 2011

On Aug  4 17:51, Mark Geisert wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes: 
> > On Aug  4 15:05, Freidin, Alex (Alex) wrote:
> > > After search and trial, I found that it's caused by
> > > NVIDIA graphics driver for NVS 4200M laptop graphics card. The laptops
> > > had version of the driver installed and after upgrading
> > > the driver to the latest from NVIDIA website (ver the
> > > problem was resolved. 
> > 
> > This is weird!  Cygwin's not doing anything at the GUI frontier, so
> > how can a graphic adapter drive influence Cygwin?!?
> Just a WAG, maybe it's not the driver itself but rather some associated NVidia
> service that's always running to "help" the driver.

Yeah, that makes sense.

>   FWIW, there are already other
> problematic graphics adapter drivers on the list: the ATI Catalyst drivers.

Indeed.  I add the NVIDIA and a few words about versions.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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