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From: Jon TURNEY <>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xorg-server-1.10.2-1
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:06:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 29/06/2011 12:00, Stephen More wrote:
> After installing service pack 1 to System 7 I got the "Failed to
> activate core devices." so I updated to xorg-server-1.10.2-1.
> I no longer am getting the Xwin modal error window, but Xwin is still
> not starting.

Thanks for the report.

Can you attach the /var/log/xwin/XWin.0.log, please

> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Jon TURNEY <> wrote:
>> The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:
>> *** xorg-server-1.10.2-1
>> *** xorg-server-dmx-1.10.2-1
>> These packages contain XWin and the other X.Org X11 servers.
>> In addition to upstream fixes [1], the following cygwin-specific changes
>> have been made since 1.10.1-1:
>> * Use system() rather than pipe() & fork() to invoke xkbcomp.  This should
>> work around the X server being unable to startup with "Failed to activate
>> core devices" error when cygwin's fork() emulation is unable to work
>> successfully. (Launching applications from the tray menu still uses fork()
>> and might still fail on problem systems, and other cygwin programs might
>> still fail to fork(), but hopefully this will prevent these problems from
>> being reported as an X server issue quite as much). (This should make
>> Cygwin/X FAQ 9.15 obsolete)
>> * Automatically activate the -nolock option if /tmp is on a FAT filesystem.
>> (This should make Cygwin/X FAQ 2.3 obsolete)
>> * Automatically activate the -emulate3buttons option if less than 3 mouse
>> buttons are reported.  Add -noemulate3buttons option so this  can be
>> reversed.
>> * To facilitate testing of llvmpipe/softpipe, if the GALLIUM_DRIVER env var
>> is set, load the swrastg rather than swrast rasterizer.
>> * In -wgl mode, create a new dispatch table, rather than modifying the
>> existing one to avoid a GLX crash.
>> 9ea8c1f306aff9cd32542ee9f47af400 *xorg-server-1.10.2-1.tar.bz2
>> 974750046285c50f8c91244120af5d41 *xorg-server-dmx-1.10.2-1.tar.bz2
>> b525dda038b3b91b347699aa3de0966a *xorg-server-1.10.2-1-src.tar.bz2
>> [1]

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-06-28 14:06 Jon TURNEY
2011-06-29 11:01 ` Stephen More
2011-06-29 11:06   ` Jon TURNEY [this message]
2011-06-29 11:22     ` Stephen More
2011-06-29 11:27       ` Stephen More

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