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Re: Running XWin.exe and hideing the "status" window

Esben Laursen wrote:
Hello list..

I have created a little frontend that uses the Cygwin/XFree packages to
connect via, XDMCP or X11 to my Linux box. It works pretty okay, and
recently I upgraded the Xwin.exe to version, but now I have a
annoying "status window" popping up where all the info and stuff about the
things it loads. It dosen't disapear when the X server is done loading.

How can I hide that window?

Here is the command line I use to connect..

C:\Programmer\LinuxTSC\usr\X11R6\bin\XWin2.exe :0 -query -screen 0 1024 768

Hope you experts can help :-)



I believe I know what you're talking about. This behavior began with a build a few months back. If you search around there are various discussions of it and a few ideas on how to avoid it when starting X. The one I went with was to add 'run bash -c -l' to the beginning of the launch command. Basically this runs a 'login' shell around the command that is happy to disappear after the command launches.

Here's what my command to start X-windows is like:

run bash -c -l "XWin -clipboard -silent-dup-error &"

You should be able to do something similar. If you want more info do some Google searches or check the archives of this list.


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