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* X server does not start from bash nor start menu
@ 2010-11-10  9:20 ed
  2010-11-10 16:33 ` Jon TURNEY
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: ed @ 2010-11-10  9:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cygwin-xfree

Hello,
    I have a newly installed windows XP pro virtual machine that I was
using to test out x/cygwin with empathy and kdenlive, but unfortunatly
I have run into a problem.
    The X server will not start. I have tried to startxwin.exe from
the bash shell and I get the following error :
$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.
$
    I have looked for an error log in /var/log, but there is nothing
to view only a sub-directory named xwin with a zero byte file named
".keep-xorg-server"
    Also, I have changed the PATH environment variable in Windows to
include C:\cygwin\bin and this also has no affect on the ability to
start the X server.
    When I choose to use the start menu entry "XWin Server" I get a
couple of processes named bash.exe and startxwin.exe, but then they
disappear after a few seconds.
    I have also added a CYGWIN variable to the environment variables
in the advanced tab of "my computer" properties, but giving the value
of "tty notitle noglob" doesn't resolve the issue either.

    Now I am back with a fresh install of windows XP and a minimal
install of cygwin that includes the cygwin default packages and three
additional packages ( xinit, xorg-server, and X-start-menu-icons),
which should give me a minimal install of an X server with the ability
to run at least xterm.
    I am Administrator on the Windows machine, and the bash shell
works fine ( I installed midnight commander and nano ),

    Any help appreciated.

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* Re: X server does not start from bash nor start menu
  2010-11-10  9:20 X server does not start from bash nor start menu ed
@ 2010-11-10 16:33 ` Jon TURNEY
  2010-11-10 17:38   ` ed
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Jon TURNEY @ 2010-11-10 16:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cygwin-xfree; +Cc: ezedtheamerican

On 10/11/2010 09:19, ed wrote:

>     I have a newly installed windows XP pro virtual machine that I was
> using to test out x/cygwin with empathy and kdenlive, but unfortunatly
> I have run into a problem.
>     The X server will not start. I have tried to startxwin.exe from
> the bash shell and I get the following error :
> $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.
> $
>     I have looked for an error log in /var/log, but there is nothing
> to view only a sub-directory named xwin with a zero byte file named
> ".keep-xorg-server"
>     Also, I have changed the PATH environment variable in Windows to
> include C:\cygwin\bin and this also has no affect on the ability to
> start the X server.
>     When I choose to use the start menu entry "XWin Server" I get a
> couple of processes named bash.exe and startxwin.exe, but then they
> disappear after a few seconds.
>     I have also added a CYGWIN variable to the environment variables
> in the advanced tab of "my computer" properties, but giving the value
> of "tty notitle noglob" doesn't resolve the issue either.

I don't know where you've found this suggestion, but don't add 'tty' to CYGWIN
if you want to start it via the start menu item.  This doesn't work due to
some problem with run.exe

[1] http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-startxwin-no-windows

>     Now I am back with a fresh install of windows XP and a minimal
> install of cygwin that includes the cygwin default packages and three
> additional packages ( xinit, xorg-server, and X-start-menu-icons),
> which should give me a minimal install of an X server with the ability
> to run at least xterm.
>     I am Administrator on the Windows machine, and the bash shell
> works fine ( I installed midnight commander and nano ),

Can you start the X server by typing 'XWin' into a bash shell?  Does that
produce any output?  If not, does 'cygcheck XWin' identify any problems?

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* Re: X server does not start from bash nor start menu
  2010-11-10 16:33 ` Jon TURNEY
@ 2010-11-10 17:38   ` ed
  2010-11-10 17:50     ` Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: ed @ 2010-11-10 17:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cygwin-xfree

>On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Jon TURNEY <jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk> wrote:
>
> Can you start the X server by typing 'XWin' into a bash shell?  Does that
> produce any output?  If not, does 'cygcheck XWin' identify any problems?
in a command shell (not a bash shell) xwin.exe gave me the error
report that I needed "cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll"
I don't know exactly why the file didn't install by default, but I
found a 3rd party site that had the file.
I really don't trust the file I installed, but the X server starts
with it installed.
I don't know which package would install "cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll"
thank you for you assistance it is greatly appreciated.

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* Re: X server does not start from bash nor start menu
  2010-11-10 17:38   ` ed
@ 2010-11-10 17:50     ` Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
  2010-11-10 17:57       ` ed
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Larry Hall (Cygwin X) @ 2010-11-10 17:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cygwin-xfree

On 11/10/2010 12:38 PM, ed wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Jon TURNEY<jon.turney@...>  wrote:
                                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>

>>
>> Can you start the X server by typing 'XWin' into a bash shell?  Does that
>> produce any output?  If not, does 'cygcheck XWin' identify any problems?
> in a command shell (not a bash shell) xwin.exe gave me the error
> report that I needed "cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll"
> I don't know exactly why the file didn't install by default, but I
> found a 3rd party site that had the file.
> I really don't trust the file I installed, but the X server starts
> with it installed.
> I don't know which package would install "cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll"
> thank you for you assistance it is greatly appreciated.

<http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll>

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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* Re: X server does not start from bash nor start menu
  2010-11-10 17:50     ` Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
@ 2010-11-10 17:57       ` ed
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: ed @ 2010-11-10 17:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cygwin-xfree

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
> <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>

Yes, my apologies I did not notice that email included...

> <http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi?grep=cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll>
>
 thank you for the link.

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