sudden error: "proc magic mismatch detected"
Mon Sep 4 08:18:00 GMT 2006
On 04 September 2006 08:41, Banibrata Dutta wrote:
> I'd been using Cygwin on my PC w/o problems (for about 4 months),
> until yesterday night. Today morning I get this error...
> $ startx
> C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\xinit.exe (2556): *** proc magic mismatch detected -
> This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the cygwin
> DLL. Search for cygwin1.dll using the Windows Start->Find/Search facility
> and delete all but the most recent version. The most recent version
> *should* reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is the drive on which you
> have installed the cygwin distribution. Rebooting is also suggested
> if you are unable to find another cygwin DLL.
> If some has a clue as to how to fix this, please lemme know.
Well, it is possible that you are using incompatible versions of the cygwin
DLL. You could find out by searching for cygwin1.dll using the Windows
Start->Find/Search facility and deleting all but the most recent version.
BTW, the most recent version *should* reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is
the drive on which you have installed the cygwin distribution.
Oh, apparently, rebooting is also suggested if you are unable to find
another cygwin DLL.
> reinstalled cygwin from a ISO image (which was used to install my
> previous setup as well).
Sounds like you've probably ended up with incompatible versions of the
> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
If you were to send the output from cygcheck - as an attachment please - as
it describes on the problem reporting page, it might well show us how many
versions of the cygwin dll you have.
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