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X windows problems
- From: Art Vandelay <qqaaqq at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:33:31 -0600
- Subject: X windows problems
Hi, I have happily used Cygwin on my laptops for years (Windows XP).
This past week I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (64 bit).
I have made perhaps 10 different attempts at installing Cygwin and it
seems each time I get different errors.
Some of the mirror sites are terribly slow, so after Googling I've
settled on kernel.org, but I still get errors using that mirror.
One frequent error is the "Download incomplete" error. I usually
ignore this one, perhaps ignoring it is causing the other issues?
If ignoring it is a problem, what are my options? Try another mirror?
Another common error is something like "Can't open (null)".
I am able to start X windows using "startx", the windows manager
creates 3 terminals for me. But when I try to use xterm to create my
own terminal I get:
No protocol specified
xterm: Xt error: Can't open display :0
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