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Re: startx failure, on fresh install
- From: Charli Li <KBarticle889459 at aim dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 22:55:37 -0400
- Subject: Re: startx failure, on fresh install
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- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
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> startx won't start X, after fresh install of latest cygwin on fresh XP
> See previous report here:
> (no responses to that). I've found one other user with exactly the same
> problem, but have had no response in this forum or in the cybertechhelp
> forum where the other user posted, so I'm posting again.
> Currently, my options seem to be:
> (1) go buy another laptop, maybe cygwin-x will work on that one. I kind
> of like this one, though, everything else works on it.
> (2) attempt to 'downgrade' from 6.8.99 to 6.8.1 / 6.8.2 (there's a mix
> of these available on the mirrors); I've seen one report by a user who
> had success fixing a similar issue by this means. Is there anythng I
> should know before I try this? It seems that setup.exe will refuse to
> change all the X components at once, in particular the xorg-x11-base
> needs to be changed separately. Do I change it first, or last? My
> previous experience with this sort of thing makes me concerned that I'll
> irrevocably mess up my install if I do this wrong.
You may want to use startxwin.sh or startxwin.bat, since there seems to
be no evidence of anybody trying those methods yet. My experience is
that I have tried startx and startxwin.sh, and they both don't work; the
startxwin.bat file is the only one that worked for me. Try it out, and
see what happens.
And the next time you report a problem, you might want to read:
> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Step away from make 3.80.
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