Just a Blank Screen

  • Mr Green Genes
    Mr Green Genes

    Is anyone home?  The silence on this forum is a bit eerie, but I'll have a bash anyway.

    I've just installed XWinLogon on WinXP and am trying to connect to my linux box which is running MEPIS with KDE.  I'm using the default settings in XWinLogon.

    I can successfully connect, but I just get a blank Cygwin/X window with nothing in it -- no console, no x windows, no nothing.  What's wrong?

    Here's my log, for what it's worth:

    Welcome to the XWin X Server
    Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project

    Contact: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com

    XWin was started with the following command line:

    /usr/X11R6/bin/XWin :0 -clipboard -trayicon -bs

    ddxProcessArgument - Initializing default screens
    winInitializeDefaultScreens - w 1600 h 1200
    winInitializeDefaultScreens - Returning
    Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb'
    _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to root
    winValidateArgs - g_iNumScreens: 1 iMaxConsecutiveScreen: 1
    (II) XF86Config is not supported
    (II) See http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html for more information
    winDetectSupportedEngines - Windows NT/2000/XP
    winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw installed
    winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw4 installed
    winDetectSupportedEngines - Returning, supported engines 00000007
    winSetEngine - Using Shadow DirectDraw NonLocking
    winAdjustVideoModeShadowDDNL - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per pixel
    winFinishScreenInitFB - Masks: 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff
    MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel support
    error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
    XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due to lack of shared memory support in the kernel
    (--) Setting autorepeat to delay=500, rate=31
    (--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000409" (00000409)
    (--) Using preset keyboard for "English (USA)" (409), type "4"
    Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc105" Layout = "us" Variant = "(null)" Options = "(null)"
    (EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/, removing from list!
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/, removing from list!
    winPointerWarpCursor - Discarding first warp: 797 568

    • SWAT

      I think I have also such a problem. The font path element is very familiar to me... :-S

    • I have the same problem and found the following:

      XWinLogon stops connect sequence at.
      winPointerWarpCursor - Discarding first warp ...

      It is possible to push forward XWinLogon by launching one more sessiontith same parameters, but 2 sessions will conflict and will not work.

      Does Anybody found solution for this problem?

  • I have the same problem connecting to Solaris … is this project still active there doesn't seem to be any help coming from the developers

  • I found the reason I was getting a blank screen my font server was not running
    # svcadm enable svc:/application/x11/xfs:default

    all works now