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RE: startx failure, on fresh install
- From: "Kenneth Nellis" <knellis at syntek-usa dot com>
- To: <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 08:49:30 -0400
- Subject: RE: startx failure, on fresh install
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
FWIW, my X problems went away when I downgraded to the
pre-18.104.22.1681-1 versions of xorg-x11-* packages. Given my
experience and others' reported problems on this list,
I don't consider the "99" version stable. And, I understand
that there is no one currently maintaining it.
Maybe there was a better way of doing it, but with the inter-
dependencies between the various X packages, it took me three
(or four?) invocations of setup.exe to completely downgrade.
I think there is little risk of irrevocably messing up your
From: Greg Smith [mailto:gsmith at alumni dot uwaterloo dotca]
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:45 PM
To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dotcom
Subject: startx failure, on fresh install
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.
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