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Re: startx failure, on fresh install

Hash: SHA1 wrote:
> startx won't start X, after fresh install of latest cygwin on fresh XP
> laptop
> 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 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, 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:

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