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From: Jon TURNEY <>
Subject: Re: Problem starting XWin Server
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:15:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 14/07/2011 10:29, Jan Chludzinski wrote:
> First, THANKS!
>     $ startxwin
>     giving up.
>     startxwin:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to
> connect to X server
>     startxwin:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

Sorry, I hadn't quite grasped that is the whole of the output.

For obscure technical reasons, the output of XWin doesn't appear in a cmd.exe
terminal if cygwin wasn't started with CYGWIN=tty.

Can I suggest you install mintty, and try running startxwin from that, which
should produce some more informative output.

It looks like Cygwin/X FAQ 2.4 could do with some improvement :-)

> The server is never started - no process in the Windows "Resource
> Monitor".  When I try to start xedit (or whatever X based app) nothing
> happens, nothing appears.
> As for FAQ, I'm afraid I don't see anything that might help.  I looked
> before I posted the original e-mail.
> ---John
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Jon TURNEY <> wrote:
>> On 12/07/2011 09:10, Jan Chludzinski wrote:
>>> I just did a complete installation of X11 from Cygwin 1.7 setup.exe.
>>> But when I try to start the "XWin Server" using the "Start" menu
>>> nothing happens.  If I try either "startxwin" or "startx" or "xinit"
>>> from the BASH shell I get:
>>> giving up.
>>> startxwin:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
>>> startxwin:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
>>> Any suggestions?
>> Looking at the XWin.0.log you attached, it looks like the X server is starting
>> up successfully.
>> If clients are unable to connect, this might be due to firewall configuration
>> or other software which interferes with cygwin sockets (see [1] in the
>> Cygwin/X FAQ for some suggestions)
>> [1]

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2011-07-12 21:16 ` Jan Chludzinski
2011-07-13 12:30   ` Jon TURNEY
2011-07-14 14:11     ` Jan Chludzinski
2011-07-19 16:15       ` Jon TURNEY [this message]
2011-07-31 18:54         ` Jan Chludzinski
2011-08-08 16:43           ` Jon TURNEY
2011-08-22 17:30             ` D Jackson

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