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Re: cygserver service won't start
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Sep 8 22:37, Alder wrote:
as a service. This step seemed successful as the Windows Event Viewer
lists it as 'CYGWIN cygserver' and describes it as 'Cygwin shared memory
manager'. This description, however, is suspiciously like the one I
The cygserver-config script does not add this description. So it's from
an old service entry.
That's what I suspected, but I wonder where the string was pulled from?
Like I said, I cleared the Cygnus Solutions keys from LOCAL_MACHINE
and CURRENT_USER areas in the registry and deleted the temp folders
created by the previous Setup.exe. Could it be the Service Control
The Windows Event Viewer console Application Log reports that cygserver
starts and is awaiting requests, but a split second later the Service
Control Manager reports in the System Log that cygserver terminates
unexpectedly. The /var/log/cygserver.log file is empty, so I'm clueless
as to what might have caused this problem. I can only guess that file
permissions are not what they should be.
What does `ls -l /usr/sbin/cygserver.exe' look like?
$ ls -l /usr/sbin/cygserver.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Manager Users 103424 Sep 4 20:18
$ ls -ln /usr/sbin/cygserver.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 500 545 103424 Sep 4 20:18
Did you try to run cygserver from the command line?
I tried just now and it seems to run fine:
$ /usr/sbin/cygserver &
 Done /usr/sbin/cygserver
$ cygserver: Initialization complete. Waiting for requests.
<---- bash hangs here; have to use Enter key to get prompt back
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