Upgraded to XP: rxvt no longer working

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Tue Sep 12 15:13:00 GMT 2006

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I recently upgraded to XP. Yeah. I know, I'm kind of behind the times.

Anyway, rxvt no longer works for me. I used to use a shortcut with the following properties to start it:
D:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -title "rxvt Terminal" -bg "#e0f0e0" -fg "#000040" -cr midnightblue -fn "Lucida Console-14" -geometry 80x43+0+0 -sl 4000 -sr -tn rxvt -backspacekey ^H -e /bin/login gary

That now produces a "Password:" prompt. But the (Limited User) account I am running from simply doesn't have a password. Pressing return tells me "Login incorrect". Grr.

So I changed the shortcut and removed the "-e ...", and I now get a "sh-3.1$" prompt at /usr/bin.

Agh! (to coin a phrase)

Anyone got any tips please? I guess this is something to do with user security, but that isn't something I ever had to bother with on 98 (since no such thing exists).

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