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Re: Can't type in login window via XDMCP
- From: Jay Smith <jay at JaySmith dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com, jae dot ellers at exgate dot tek dot com
- Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 15:27:10 -0500
- Subject: Re: Can't type in login window via XDMCP
- Organization: Jay Smith and Associates
- References: <658B168FF59ED4119FC200508BF354BB0AF7A25B@exgate.tek.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
I have been told on this list that it "shouldn't" (or was it "doesn't"?)
make a difference, however, when logging into an RH8 box, I *had* to put
the -query as the last element on the line. Try this to see if it makes
any difference (you seem to be having somewhat different problems, thus I
am not sure...)
c:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\xwin -from 192.168.1.4 -query zephyr.mydomain.com
The other thing I wonder about is fonts. I am ignorant on the subject, but
is there a chance that not all the fonts needed are being loaded (on either
firstname.lastname@example.org said the following on 11/17/2003 02:13 PM:
First thanks to all who contribute. Xfree on Cygwin has been great.
However, I was seeing 2Gb+ XWin.log files and felt I needed to update. SO I
updated today and now I can't login via XDMCP. Here's the command line I
c:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\xwin -query zephyr.mydomain.com -from 192.168.1.4
The system I'm logging into is a RH ES2.1 server. I've been using the same
setup for months now.
The problem is that I can't type in the login window. Nothing appears. The
only thing I can see getting thru is the Caps Lock, which I find very
Even if I start xwin and then twm and an xterm I can't type in the xterm.
I do see a message in /tmp/XWin.log:
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
InitOutput - Error reading config file
Do I need a config file? I haven't used one before.
I found this message:
http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2003-10/msg00303.html and tested
and I can login. So it looks like the problem is in the new WaitFor.c code.
Now I'm hung at a blank screen, though.
Any help would be appreciated. I'm hosed for the time being.
Jae Ellers Tektronix, Inc.
Jae dot ellers at tek dot com (503) 627-3622
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