run.exe fails to start XWin in Windows 8.1

Mon May 18 17:16:00 GMT 2015

>> 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.
> Unfortunately, the stackdump in your previous report [1] didn't quite
> contain enough information to investigate this problem.  I've made a
> small improvement in how the stackdumps are made [2] since then, so if
> you can upgrade and provide the stackdump file, perhaps we can discover
> why this crash is happening.
> [1]
> [2]
Great, I'll test it as soon as possible!

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