Jim Marshall jim.marshall@wbemsolutions.com
Wed Feb 13 05:51:00 GMT 2008

Taras D wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Can anyone tell me why the following has occurred.
> When I first installed cygwin, I pretty much just installed xemacs (no
> emacs and a whole bunch of other stuff). Xemacs could be started from
> the bash script (black background) with the command 'xemacs &'. It
> would start in a new window with a white background.
> Now that I have installed a whole bunch of other cygwin things:
> 1) I find I need to run startxwin.sh, then type 'xemacs &' in the
> shell with a white background (no longer runs from the black
> background)
> 2) xemacs now starts with a grey bacground (?!)
> How come this has changed? Is it a different version of xemacs?
> Thanks all
I would suspect you installed the X Server functionality which in turn 
installed the X Windows version of that program. To start xemacs without 
it starting a new window use the "-nw' command line option (xemacs -nw). 
You should be able to do this from the non-X cygwin terminal (the one 
you refer to as the black windows)

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