fork_copy failed

Ralf Habacker Ralf.Habacker at
Tue Sep 30 23:32:16 CEST 2003


>When I start kde I get a desktop with no control items
>- menu etc.  It looks like my startup is failing.

>What is the cause of this problem?

>CMD>kdeinit --no-dcop +kcminit +ksmserver
>kdeinit: entering main
>    840 [main] kdeinit 2220 fork_copy: linked dll
>data/bss pass 0 failed, 0x56E000..0x56F250, done 0,
>windows pid 2236, Win32 error 487


This indicates a problem with your kde and or cygwin installation, probably
dll corruption or a rebasing problem.
It may help to reinstall kde and cygwin. If not search the cygwin
mailingslist at with the topic "rebase".

I've found a related thread in


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