If you don't want twm, you need to delete the command for it and xclock
You will get 3 xterms and no window manager at all. If you find that
uncomfortable, you can replace twm with fvwm2 or the like.
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM, <nyc4bos@...> wrote:
> Did you ever get an answer to this?
> I have a similiar problem:
> The following command gives me a blank screen and then XWin.exe etc
> goes way:
> # startx -- :0 -clipboard -nolock&
> I see this on the terminal:
> xinit: XFree86_VT property unexpectedly has 0 items instead of 1
> /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: line 53: xclock: command not
> : line 52: twm: command not found
> xinit: connection to X server lost
> waiting for X server to shut down
> + Done startx -- :0 -clipboard -nolock
> I expected to get 3 xterms.
> (I know abouct the xclock and twm errors -- I have not and don't want
> to install these programs).
> Any help in debugging this would be appreciated.
> Paul King <paul.e.j.king@...>
> > Hi all
> > Thanks for your help so far. I have Cygwin running, and am now trying
> > to tinker with getting GNOME or KDE to run. I don't know the
> > invocation for the kde window manager, so that never got off the
> > ground. But I was able to find the command gnome-session, which I
> > appended to the end of the script for /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. My
> > computer is an HP TouchSmart TX2 laptop, with 4 gigs of RAM, and
> > running Windows 7.
> > GNOME never ran. Instead, I got a blank screen, and the following
> > output after running startx from an rxvt window. This output includes
> > my termination of X-Windows.
> > I am concerned about the LoadPreferences line. Why is it loading
> > .XWinrc when I'm using "startx"?
> > xauth: file /home/Owner/.serverauth.4904 does not exist
> > Welcome to the XWin X Server
> > Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
> > OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 [Windows NT 6.1 build 7601] (WoW64)
> > Package: version 1.10.3-12 built 2011-08-22
> > XWin was started with the following command line:
> > /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /home/Owner/.serverauth.4904
> > (II) xorg.conf is not supported
> > (II) See http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html for more
> > information
> > LoadPreferences: Loading /home/Owner/.XWinrc
> > LoadPreferences: Done parsing the configuration file...
> > winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw installed, allowing ShadowDD
> > winDetectSupportedEngines - Windows NT, allowing PrimaryDD
> > winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw4 installed, allowing
> > ShadowDDNL
> > winDetectSupportedEngines - Returning, supported engines 0000001f
> > winSetEngine - Using Shadow DirectDraw NonLocking
> > winScreenInit - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per pixel
> > winFinishScreenInitFB - Masks: 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff
> > Screen 0 added at virtual desktop coordinate (0,0).
> > 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
> > (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
> > (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
> > winPointerWarpCursor - Discarding first warp: 637 366
> > (--) 5 mouse buttons found
> > (--) Setting autorepeat to delay=500, rate=31
> > (--) Windows keyboard layout: "00000409" (00000409) "US", type 4
> > (--) Found matching XKB configuration "English (USA)"
> > (--) Model = "pc105" Layout = "us" Variant = "none" Options = "none"
> > Rules = "base" Model = "pc105" Layout = "us" Variant = "none" Options
> > = "none"
> > winBlockHandler - pthread_mutex_unlock()
> > winProcEstablishConnection - winInitClipboard returned.
> > winClipboardProc - DISPLAY=:0.0
> > winClipboardProc - XOpenDisplay () returned and successfully opened
> > the display.
> > xinit: XFree86_VT property unexpectedly has 0 items instead of 1
> > winClipboardProc - winClipboardFlushWindowsMessageQueue trapped
> > WM_QUIT message, exiting main loop.
> > winClipboardProc - XDestroyWindow succeeded.
> > winClipboardProc - Clipboard disabled - Exit from server
> > winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
> > xinit: connection to X server lost
> > At any rate, the end result is that there is no WM running, and I get
> > a fullscreen black window (the X-server) with no windows inside, and
> > no menus.
> > In my Windows Task Manager, I get the following processes which
> > persist after X-windows exits:
> > dbus-launch.exe
> > dbus-daemon.exe
> > gnome-session.exe
> > Any help on getting gnome to run is appreciated.
> > Paul King
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