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Cygwin driving me crazy
- From: Luciano <lucianoav at gmx dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 00:55:58 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Cygwin driving me crazy
I am a Cygwin newbie. I used it three years ago, dropped it and
resumed it now. This time I am enjoying it a lot, except for one
problem that is really driving me up the walls.
It freezes at startup. In at least 5 or 6 out of every 10 times I
launch it (Bash or ZSH), an empty window is open forever, the shell
won't start. The only solution is to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, kill bash or
zsh, then kill Winoldap then try again. Sometimes I have to try again
as many as 4, 5, 6 times until it works. I run Wintop to see what the
heck is going on, it seems that if I call bash with the .bat file
provided, other programs are run before, like tr and hostname, and
sometimes one or tow of these freeze. I prefer to call bash.exe or
zsh.exe directly, but they still freeze. I felt tempted to blame
rxvt, but even if I don't use it and call bash or zsh directly,
they'll freeze. Not always, but very often.
I blame Cygwin because although I didn't use Cygwin with that Unix
directory structure all these years, I've always had many GNU tools
in one single directory, and an old version of cygwin1.dll to
support them. I never had this problem until a few days ago, when I
installed almost all of Cygwin (minus graphics and devel), replacing
all the exes and cygwin1.dll with the latest versions. I used to call
bash.exe directly, it worked fine. Have you heard anything like that
before? Do you even suspect what could be wrong? I'm using Win 98 SE.
Santos, SP - Brasil
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