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Re: X windows problems

Well, I tried just downloading the X11 package, from 4 different
mirrors.  The first 3 gave me the "download incomplete" but the 4th
did not.  It only gave me the following:

Package: Unknown package exit code 3 exit code 3

The good news is I was able to fire up startx and an xterm.  I kind of
wanted to try kde but at this point I'm afraid, as I seem to have a
working X windows system so I think I'll get back to work now....


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Art Vandelay <> wrote:
> Hi, I have happily used Cygwin on my laptops for years (Windows XP).
> This past week I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (64 bit).
> I have made perhaps 10 different attempts at installing Cygwin and it
> seems each time I get different errors.
> Some of the mirror sites are terribly slow, so after Googling I've
> settled on, but I still get errors using that mirror.
> One frequent error is the "Download incomplete" error.  I usually
> ignore this one, perhaps ignoring it is causing the other issues?
> If ignoring it is a problem, what are my options?  Try another mirror?
> Another common error is something like "Can't open (null)".
> I am able to start X windows using "startx", the windows manager
> creates 3 terminals for me.  But when I try to use xterm to create my
> own terminal I get:
> No protocol specified
> xterm: Xt error: Can't open display :0
> -Alan

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