cygwin/X: can't start X server...

Fri Jul 13 16:03:00 GMT 2012


please let me know if this is the off-topic for cygwin list.

originally right after I installed cygwin, I had impression (I could 
remember wrong)
I ever be able to start x server and run the rxvt.

today I just couldn't get it work.

I tried from windows "start"->"all program"->...
nothing happen.

and from CLI:

[ping@ping-new-laptop ~]$ startxwin.exe

startxwin: unable to run server "X": No such file or directory
Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
that "X" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display.  Possible server names include:

     XWin        X Server for the Cygwin environment on Microsoft Windows

startxwin: giving up
startxwin: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
startxwin: server error

the only thing I did could be that I just installed cygwinport, but I don't
think that will cause any issues to my cygwin, cygwin/X apps...

please advice how to troubleshoot this kind of issue.



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