run.exe fails to start XWin in Windows 8.1

jaakov jaakov
Sat May 2 20:43:00 GMT 2015

Dear cygwin maintainers:

While executing the command "Xwin Server" from Windows 8.1, the server won't start. Apparently, the executed command is

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe --quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "cd; /usr/bin/startxwin"

The file C:\cygwin64\run.exe.stackdump is produced. Instead I expect, however, an X server process and an xterm window.

On the other hand, starting first "Cygwin64 terminal" does create a text console shell, and running 

startxwin      &

from this shell does give me an X server process and an xterm window.

A complete removal of the C:\cygwin64 directory and reinstalling did not help. Afterwards, reinstalling xinit did not help.

This issue persists for a few months already. Last year, XWin started without problems.

Any help?

(I tried to add attachments, but somehow the e-mails do not appear on the cygwin mailing list site.)


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