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Re: Cygwin Win-stall on 98, SSH to Mandrake won't run GUI
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: "Botl J. Rokit" <rokit at Bellsouth dot net>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 17:07:33 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin Win-stall on 98, SSH to Mandrake won't run GUI
- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 04:50 PM 9/3/2003, Botl J. Rokit you wrote:
>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
>tset: unknown terminal type cygwin
>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.
Did you google?
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