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Cygwin X causes system pauses
- From: Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum dot mit dot edu>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:05:52 -0600
- Subject: Cygwin X causes system pauses
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
I have a recurring problem with Cygwin-X.
First off, I'm my work laptop is running Win XP SP3. In general, the
applications I have open are MS Outlook 2007, RealVNC, and of course
xterm/xemacs. X1 (email indexing) runs in the background). I'm
running some sort of Norton Enterprise Anti-virus (I can't find the
icon for it).
After some period of time, if I try to type something into an Outlook
E-mail message, the text pauses (no echo), then after several/many
seconds, it will appear (usually with the typos I didn't see). If I
kill XWin.exe, then normal performance is restored. This problem is
exacerbated (or happens sooner) if I'm doing a lot of cut/copy/paste
A second problem is sometimes I copy text from a Windows app. then try
to paste it into Emacs. Instead of the text showing up, I get an XWin
hourglass and I'm pretty much hosed at this point (only the X system
is hung, the rest of the PC is fine). Killing XWin.exe and restarting
fixes this problem.
I thought I had added the extra debug to my XWin log, but now I'm not
so sure. The Outlook problem just happened a few mins ago, and here is
the tail end of the XWin log file (repeated about 25 times):
[1317564.000] winClipboardWindowProc - timed out waiting for
This has been an ongoing problem for months, it's not something that
just started happening.
Any idea how to debug this further?
Jim Reisert AD1C, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, http://www.ad1c.us
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