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Not what I expected at first startup :0
- From: Nemes <hyperion dot nemes at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:08:19 +0100
- Subject: Not what I expected at first startup :0
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- Reply-to: Nemes <hyperion dot nemes at gmail dot com>
New to lthe mailing list, and new to cygwin :)
Firstly I would to ask if it is normal for cygwin to startup and just
show a cmd.exe black window as the access to the install??
>From there I did a, "startx" and was surprised to just get another
bash shell window I presume.
I was expecting a kde or window maker style setup from xwindows, with
at the least some sort "start" type graphical entry point into the
install, so I could start other apps.
Doing a, "startx" does just give me another shell widnow, which was
not what I was expecting :) as I said.
Is there anyw ay to get a KDE style setup from the, "startx" cmd from
cygwin, or somethign similar? like maybe, "window maker" or,
"blackbox" something with a few icons so I can start somewhere
When doing a, "startx" I do have the option of taking of the, "hide
root window" option, but that just leaves a blank grey screen, with
no-way to access applications AT ALL.
Also what is the, "irc" application, is it, "virc, XChat BitchX" or something?
Right now allo I no is it's called, "irc" :) lol
As you can probably tell, I am new to both linux and cygwin, and I
though cygwin would be a good place to start.
I have had some limited experience with linux via SuSE aand Slackware,
so I am not a complete newbie, but the starting up of cygwin was
totaly not what I expected, so it has left me a little stuck on were
to go next.
I was kind of hoping for a graphical ide so I could start to learn
from a familair surrounding you no? I could edit files that needed to
be edited in a familar way, start applications graphicaly untill I got
used to working the shell cmd line.
Any advice from experienced users would be appreciared..
PS... A copy paste of the start generated text and a few errors.. below....
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