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Re: Eclipse running on debian with remote display to cygwin X11 starts all squashed to a point
- From: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Steinar Bang <sb at dod dot no>
- Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2018 12:15:22 +0000
- Subject: Re: Eclipse running on debian with remote display to cygwin X11 starts all squashed to a point
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On 06/03/2018 17:58, Steinar Bang wrote:
Here's what I do:
- Start cygwin XLaunch for the Windows 10 desktop
- Select "Multiple windows"
- Launch the lxterminal locally
- In an lxterminal tab do the command
ssh -Y myhost.mydomain.lan
- In the ssh session give the command
What happens is that:
1. First the banner starts and displays normally
2. Then a window shows up squashed to a point, there is an eclipse icon
(possibly intended for the toolbar) near the point, but it can't be
3. It's not possible to stretch or resize the point
4. I tried pressing the return to select the default in the workspace
select dialog (which is the first dialog to open when eclipse is
I think the problem is with cygwin X and/or the way I'm running it,
because I have tried doing "ssh -Y " from a terminal window on the
debian computer's mate desktop to a different computer, and then doing a
new "ssh -Y" from the remote computer and back to the debian and then
started eclipse on the debian computer. And that eclipse started
normally, running through two ssh X forwards.
Does anyone know what might be causing the eclipse display problem, and
what I can do to fix it?
This seems like a problem with the integrated WM not doing what is
expected, Java programs do seem to be problematic in this regard. So,
you can probably work around this by running the Cygwin X server in
windowed, rather than multiwindow mode.
I tried to reproduce this, but eclipse worked ok for me.
Can you tell me the versions of Xwin, debian and eclipse you are using?
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