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Re: Fwd: Cygwin X is not starting in Vista 64 bit Home edition.
- From: Andrew Hart <arhart at mtu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:38:57 -0600
- Subject: Re: Fwd: Cygwin X is not starting in Vista 64 bit Home edition.
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
Pratap and all,
I found the question below after running into the same issue. Here is
how I solved it.
I noticed that the start menu icon was installed in
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Cygwin-X; however,
the folder and link permissions for Cygwin-X differed from the program
and link permissions for Cygwin Bash Shell. The Cygwin-X folder had the
user "None" where where the Cygwin folder had Administrators. This
didn't appear to cause a problem; I was still able to view the folder
contens. The Cygwin link had full permissions for everyone, but the
Cygwin-X link only had permissions for SYSTEM, root (the administrative
account I do installs with), and Administrators -- normal users were not
able to run the link.
Because of this, I went to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start
Menu\Programs\Cygwin-X, right-clicked the link, properties, security,
edit, add. I added "everyone" and gave everyone "Ready & execute" and
"Read" permissions. After this I was able to run Cygwin-X as normal.
Hope this helps,
Dear all, I regularly use Cygwin on windows for running my Linux based
codes/applications on Windows. I have Windows XP(32 bit) on my laptop.
There all the applications related to Cygwin work fine. But on my
Windows 64bit Vista Home Premium edition, the Cygwin X Windows
application doesn't start up. Can anybody suggest what should be done to
make cygwin/X work in Vista 64 bit also? Thanks in advance Pratap
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