Not sure how to reply to a thread, but here are the details of what happens when I try to run
Cygwin/X.  First, I would like to comment that the following was suggested:

Be sure to set up $DISPLAY in your .bashrc:

   export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0

What is interesting, is in my installation I cannot find a .bashrc file, although I did find one in my
Windows XP installation.

I am told to look at the XWin.log file on my computer running Windows Vista when I get the
following fatal error:

"A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit
   XWin was started with the following command llin

   /usr/X11R6/bin/XWin -multiwindow - clipboard -silent-dup-error

The XWin.log file is:

(WW) /tmp mounted int textmode
_XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will not be created.
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See for more information
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per pixel winAllocateFBShadowGDI - Creating DIB with width: 1680 height: 1050 depth: 32 winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff BPRGB 8 d 24 bpp 32
null screen fn ReparentWindow
null screen fn RestackWindow
InitQueue - Calling pthread_mutex_init
InitQueue - pthread_mutex_init returned
InitQueue - Calling pthread_cond_init
InitQueue - pthread_cond_init returned
winInitMultiWindowWM - Hello
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello
winInitMultiWindowWM - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
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
(--) Setting autorepeat to delay=500, rate=31
(--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000409" (00000409)
(--) Using preset keyboard for "English (USA)" (409), type "4"
(--) 8 mouse buttons found
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

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