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Cygwin Win-stall on 98, SSH to Mandrake won't run GUI

I will be apologizing to Cygwin-XFree list, because I sent a message to you by accident.  I apologize for spamming.

Everyone, I hate to ask you this, but I'm just too green.  Before we get into the rightful rattletrap about GUI crutches, my end users are all Win-dependent, and anything that I can remotely kick off and force their hand at is more beautiful than you'd ever know.

I have installed Cygwin on a Windows 98 and 2000 computer (twice over, two different boxes), and have been able to command-prompt over to my new Mandrake Linux 9.1 computers.  I can even get to root, of course!  I simply can't get the GUI to come up, when I attempt to run things like MCC (Mandrake Control Center).  I get this message:

Unknown terminal: cygwin
Check the TERM environment variable.
Also make sure that the terminal is defined in the terminfo database.
Alternatively, set the TERMCAP environment variable to the desired
termcap entry.
tset: unknown terminal type cygwin
Terminal type?

Now at this point, I get to enter either "cygwin" (which ends up saying, again, "Unknown terminal: cygwin") or "vt100" (just to shut it up).  At that point, I get a remark that says 

Erase is backspace.

And that's that.  Being incredibly new, I'm not even certain *where* to look.  I can say, however, that I *suspect* that it's because I haven't defined something on either of my linux b0x3n.  And that I'm a total newbie.

Thanks for the help.  Seriously.

Eric Geater
Botl J. Rokit

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