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Re: Installed Cygwin 1.7 - no X?
- From: Lloyd Wood <L dot Wood at surrey dot ac dot uk>
- To: Lloyd Wood <L dot Wood at surrey dot ac dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:42:22 +0100
- Subject: Re: Installed Cygwin 1.7 - no X?
- References: <C2370657-5097-4D96-B5FE-630B3DF838ED@surrey.ac.uk>
Aha, selecting X11/X-start-menu-icons pulled in all the missing X
that I hadn't noticed were turned off.
(The new start menu icon has an X logo, is called 'idle', shows the
hover text 'Python IDE', and when clicked generates the alert 'Error:
could not start C:\cygwin\bin\idle -display 127.0.0.1:0.0'. But
startxwin.bat works as you'd expect.)
On 7 Jul 2009, at 17:08, Lloyd Wood wrote:
Installed Cygwin 1.7 beta on a new clean machine - figured I may as
get with the 1.7 program. Let it install all defaults plus a few
I knew I'd need. Added to default list, didn't remove anything.
Installed on C:\cygwin under Windows XP SP2.
How to start X? No XWin Server icon in menu. Just the cygwin shell
server on desktop. No /usr/bin/startxwin.bat script. No /usr/bin/
And no xinit, which I thought was how X 7.4 got started.
/usr/include/X11 has header files. /usr/lib/X11 is pretty much empty,
bar the config/ dir.
Looked in /usr/bin/X11R6. Nothing there bar run.exe. Which figures,
since that should be history with the 7.4 install. But why is run.exe
there as well as in /usr/bin?
Went through new FAQ and userguide and changes/features. No help.
Did the beta munge the X install?
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