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Re: cygwin console
Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>Humm. I comment out the bash line and I add the rxvt line and I get the
>>"guick flash." I do have rxvt installed, so what have I done wrong?
> What happens if you just double click rxvt.exe from explorer?
> I get a whit shell with black font scrollbar at the left.
> Or was it DISPLAY which needs to be exported, though it isn't
> there if I call rxvt directely:
rxvt operates in two modes:
1) if DISPLAY=:0
run in "MS Windows" mode -- don't try to use X routines
2) if DISPLAY=anything else (such as 127.0.0.1:0)
run in X mode -- you need an Xserver for this to work
> Try adding:
> export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0
> or this:
> export DISPLAY=:0
> to your ~/.bashrc or /etc/profile
No, that won't help. Rxvt starts before the bash shell, so you can't
set DISPLAY from bash startup scripts. (I'm assuming that you are
double-clicking a shortcut that starts rxvt). You need to change the
DISPLAY settings in (My Computer->Properties->Environment NT/2K) or
But people REALLY get annoyed if you mess with their autoexec, so there
IS another option:
add '-display :0' to your rxvt command line.
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