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Re: Home directory has blank space, X resources not recognized
- From: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum dot mit dot edu>
- Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:11:14 +0100
- Subject: Re: Home directory has blank space, X resources not recognized
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On 06/04/2016 17:48, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
My employer is making us use Box Sync for backup. We have to move all
directories we want backed up into the Box Sync folder.
So I have moved my Cygwin ~ (home) directory to that folder. I
configured nsswitch.conf as follows:
Most things are working. However, my Xterms are coming up in the
default 80x24 format with black text on a white background. The Xwin
server does not seem to recognize my ~/.xserverrc file which contains
exec /usr/bin/XWin -notrayicon "$@"
~/.xserverrc is not read by the X server, it used to invoke the X server
by the startxwin script.
I'm not sure how this connects to the problem with Xresources.
> I did not state this correctly. I should have written:
> The Xwin server does not seem to recognize my ~/.Xresources file.
> I can do this from an xterm:
> xrdb ~/.Xresources
> Then my X resources will get loaded properly.
Likewise, ~/.Xresources is not loaded by the server, but by the scripts
which startxwin invokes to start the X session.
What can I do to fix this?
Following the twisty path
/usr/bin/startxwin -> /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc ->
does the actual loading of ~/.Xresources, and I guess is possibly
missing some needed quotation?
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