Critical error on kde startup

Andrea Califano califano at
Tue Nov 9 14:31:29 CET 2004

I have installed kde3 on cygwin. When I start it with "startx" I see the main
window being created and then immediately destroyed. 

I am reporting the error message below. I would appreciate any help in
addressing this issue.

Best regards,

Andrea Califano


3 [main] ? 1428 cygheap_fixup_in_child: Couldn't reserve 9891528 bytes of

space for cygwin's heap (0x61780000 <0x460000>) in child, Win32 error 487

C:\cygwin\opt\kde3\bin\kde-config.exe (1428): *** m.AllocationBase 0x0,

dress 0x61780000, m.RegionSize 0x7E0000, m.State 0x10000


+ echo 'startkde: Done.'

startkde: Done.


waiting for X server to shut down winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in




+ kill -15 2888



Andrea Califano, Dr.
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI)
Institute of Cancer Genetics (ICG)

co-Director, Joint Centers for Systems Biology (JCSB)
co-Director, Ctr. for Comp. Biology and Bioinf. (C2B2)
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Director, AMDeC Columbia Bioinformatics Core (CBC)

Tel. 212-851-5183
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