Ben Bullock | 2 Jul 20:42 2004

X server startup problem


I've installed Cygwin on a Windows 98 system and have been attempting, 
unsuccessfully, to start the X server.  The log file below shows what 
happens: the X server thinks Windows is running with a display depth of 
1 whereas in fact the display is running at 16 colors.  I've checked 
and rechecked this in the Display settings in the control panel to make 
absolutely sure.

Any idea how I might go about solving this problem?

Thanks very much.
-Ben Bullock

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

Contact: cygwin-xfree <at>

XWin was started with the following command line:

XWin -multiwindow -clipboard 

ddxProcessArgument - Initializing default screens
winInitializeDefaultScreens - w 640 h 480
winInitializeDefaultScreens - Returning
winValidateArgs - g_iNumScreens: 1 iMaxConsecutiveScreen: 1
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more 
winDetectSupportedEngines - Windows 95/98/Me
winDetectSupportedEngines - DirectDraw not installed
winSetEngine - Multi Window or Rootless => ShadowGDI
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 1 bits per 
winScreenInit - Unsupported display depth: 1
Change your Windows display depth to 15, 16, 24, or 32 bits per pixel.
winScreenInit - Supported depths: 8080c080

Fatal server error:
InitOutput - Couldn't add screen 0