Cygwin/X User's Guide

Harold L Hunt, II

Jon Turney

Copyright (c) 2000 Harold L Hunt II. Copyright © 2009-2014 Jon Turney. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".


Table of Contents
1. Cygwin/X Overview
2. Setting Up Cygwin/X
Installing Cygwin/X
3. Configuring Cygwin/X
Configuration overview
Windowing mode
Command line parameters
XWinrc configuration file
4. Using Cygwin/X
Starting Cygwin/X
Starting Cygwin/X in multiwindow mode (startxwin)
Starting Cygwin/X in windowed mode (startx)
Other startup methods
Switching out of Cygwin/X
Stopping Cygwin/X
Window managers
Windows Clipboard integration
Shared memory support
Displaying remote clients
Secure ssh
Insecure telnet or rsh (Not recommended)
Remote sessions via XDMCP
Hardware Accelerated OpenGL (AIGLX)
Input internationalization
Compose key ('Multi_key')
Input Method Editors (IMEs)
Terminal Server or Fast User Switching
A. GNU Free Documentation License
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