Cygwin 1.3.5 compatability with MS Windows XP

Stephen Booth
Mon Dec 3 08:59:00 GMT 2001


Today one of my collegues tried installing Cygwin 1.3.5 and CYGWIN/XFree86 on to
a Compaq Deskpro EN 733MHz running Microsoft Windows XP RC2.  I have previously
installed this onto Windows 2000 with no problems.

Whilst the install seemed to work fine we ran into a couple of problems, i was
hoping that someone might be able to point us in the direction of where best to
investigate to resolve it.

Firstly we found that sometimes programs seem to die before they start, that is
after hitting return at the end of the command line we are returned straight to
the command prompt without any error messages or other visual indications.  This
was noted initially with telnet and vi and seemed to resolve it self with no
indication of how (it wasn't working then suddenly it was) and was seen both at
the command line and under X-Windows.

Secondly X-Windows frequently dies when an X application exits or is killed.  I
have posted separately to the CYGWIN/XFree86 list about this and include it here
for information only.


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