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Re: Cygwin X fails to start
- From: "Michael A. LaBrot" <mlabrot at hegemony dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 13:52:53 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cygwin X fails to start
- References: <200609052200.k85LxxYa021597@flpvm23.prodigy.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
I, too, experienced the "could not open default font 'fixed'" problem
and the FAQ did not help me either. I was able to run X after changing
the Cygwin "Default Text File Type" from "DOS/text" to "Unix/binary"
during setup. Consider this a bug report.
"Javier Delgadillo" wrote:
I've been trying to install Cygwin X on a Win XP machine for the last 2
days and can't get it to work. I've done google searches for possible
solutions but the posts I've found seem outdated and no longer apply.
This appears to be a problem with the "could not open default font
'fixed'" error message. All of the posts I've seen regarding this imply
there is a problem with the mounts, but I've got 2 other installs here
that do not mount the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts directory. So I'm not
sure if those errors still apply.
I'm not sure what to try next as the instructions here
seem to solve the problem for me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is my /tmp/XWin.log:
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
XWin was started with the following command line:
XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error
(WW) /tmp mounted int textmode
_XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not be
winValidateArgs - g_iNumScreens: 1 iMaxConsecutiveScreen: 1
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html for more information
winDetectSupportedEngines - Windows NT/2000/XP
winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw installed
winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw4 installed
winDetectSupportedEngines - Returning, supported engines 00000007
winSetEngine - Multi Window or Rootless => ShadowGDI
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per
winAllocateFBShadowGDI - Creating DIB with width: 1024 height: 768 depth: 32
winFinishScreenInitFB - Masks: 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff
winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff BPRGB 8 d 24
null screen fn ReparentWindow
null screen fn RestackWindow
InitQueue - Calling pthread_mutex_init
InitQueue - pthread_mutex_init returned
InitQueue - Calling pthread_cond_init
InitQueue - pthread_cond_init returned
winInitMultiWindowWM - Hello
winInitMultiWindowWM - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel support
XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due to lack
of shared memory support in the kernel
(--) Setting autorepeat to delay=500, rate=31
(--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000409" (00000409)
(--) Using preset keyboard for "English (USA)" (409), type "4"
Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc105" Layout = "us" Variant = "(null)" Options
(--) 3 mouse buttons found
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
javi at javidel.org
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