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Re: How to open a standalone xterm
Ha! That seems to do it. Although I also have to wait a bit between
closing the xwin window and restarting, but that's not so bad. I
guess there's some process that takes awhile to exit.
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Reid Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 11:49 -0700, Mike Ayers wrote:
>> > From: email@example.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-
>> > firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joel Gwynn
>> > Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:27 AM
>> > And now, sporadically, when I run startxwin.sh, sometimes it works, ie
>> > opens up the xterm, but sometimes some windows open, with text that I
>> > can't read quickly enough, then go away. ?If I close Xwin and try
>> > again, sometimes it will work, mostly not.
>> ? ? ? You're not running startxwin twice, right? ?That won't work - you must run the xterm command from an existing xterm, a cygwin window, or the xterm icon in the start menu (which can be copied to the quicklaunch bar).
>> ? ? ? Also, try running bash in an existing xterm to see if the problem is in your .bashrc, i.e. not with xterm or X.
>> ? ? ? HTH,
> test this..
> in startxwin.sh or startxwin.bat ( whichever one you're calling to start
> X ), between the call to start Xwin and the call to start the xterm, add
> sleep 5
> if that gets you an xterm every time, then decrement 5 until failure,
> leave the call in with failure + 1
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