Windows 7 update broke Cygwin X?

Joshua Hoke jhoke@automate.com
Fri Sep 9 17:17:00 GMT 2016


On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Marco Atzeri <marco.atzeri@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/09/2016 18:03, Joshua Hoke wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> After a recent Windows update, I am unable to start Cygwin's X server
>> anymore. I tried updating to the latest Cygwin by running setup again,
>> /usr/bin/rebaseall and rebooting. There are no obvious errors from the
>> X server if I run /usr/bin/startxwin from a Cygwin console, but it
>> seems to exit after 20 seconds or so:
>>
>> $ date; /usr/bin/startxwin; date
>> Fri, Sep 09, 2016 12:00:58 PM
>>
>> Welcome to the XWin X Server
>> Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
>> Release: 1.18.4.0
>> OS: CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW 3QGH462 2.6.0(0.304/5/3) 2016-08-31 14:27 i686
>> OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 [Windows NT 6.1 build 7601] (WoW64)
>> Package: version 1.18.4-1 built 2016-07-22
>
>
> works fine for me. Same configuration
>
>>
>> Any ideas about what how to fix or troubleshoot this? I use it all the
>> time and it worked before this update.
>>
>
> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
>
> please provide the cygcheck.out as attachement

Please find attached cygcheck.out (redacted some environment
variables, a network share and local Windows groups) and also
XWin.0.log (though it appears the same as stdout in this case).

Note "this update" in my previous email could be unclear, I meant to
refer to the Windows update installed this morning. Looking at the
update history it appears that includes:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3177723): 2016 — Egypt cancels DST
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3172605): July 2016
update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3161102): Update for
Windows Journal component removal
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - August 2016 (KB890830)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3179573): August 2016
update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Thanks in advance for any help.
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