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Re: Windows 7 x64 - Postinstall script errors - Cygwin V 1.7.9-1

On 2/3/2012 12:01 PM, Tim Prince wrote:
On 02/03/2012 12:39 PM, Carbonera, Carlos wrote:

Problem 1. I am not able to install Cygwin on Windows 7 x64. I get the following errors at the end of the installation:

"Postinstall script errors

Upon finishing the installation, I do not obtain the CYGWIN icon on my desktop as I requested, and the only two applications that appear on my "All Programs/Cygwin" folder are related to the application urxvtc-X.exe.

Problem 2: I cannot find the application that starts the X-Server. I found the CYGWIN.bat file and created a shortcut on my desktop. The CYGWIN bash application seems to be working.

I am using startxwin to start the X-Server; is this the the recommended method?

Did you use the current startup.exe recommended on
startxwin works for me, but it's messy with lots of warnings. The new installation should give you an xwin icon on the startup menu. which puts a menu icon in the hidden icons, with xserver among the selections.

How do you switch to the new startup.exe? Every time I try to use the Cygwin startup.exe, it tells me it has found a new file that might not be compatible with the startup.exe I'm using, but does not give enough useful information on how to switch to a newer version.


Robert Miles

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