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Re: How to run xinit without first entering a cygwin terminal
- From: Xuehan Xu <xxhdx1985126 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:40:54 +0800
- Subject: Re: How to run xinit without first entering a cygwin terminal
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Thanks for your reply:-)
I followed your advice, now it seems that rdesktop is running, but the
window that xinit showed was just plain black. rdesktop is supposed to
be a remote desktop client that runs on linux and connect to a windows
remote desktop. When I use the command "/usr/bin/xinit.exe
./rdesktop/rdesktop.exe -f 192.168.1.79" in a cygwin terminal, it can
show the desktop of 192.168.1.79.
Could this be due to the same reason that startx can't show the
cygwin desktop? What should I do? Thanks;-)
On 29 October 2015 at 21:23, Jon Turney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 29/10/2015 06:25, Xuehan Xu wrote:
>> Hi, everyone
>> I'm trying to run xinit.exe to start a GUI program in a windows cmd
>> prompt. The command I run:
>> "c:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/xinit.exe
>> /home/Administrator/rdesktop.exe -f 192.168.1.79
>> But, it seems that rdesktop.exe isn't running, the window was just
>> showing a terminal prompt.
> Using the command lines from the start menu items created for the xinit
> package as a template (see ), I think you need something like:
> c:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/xinit.exe
> /home/Administrator/rdesktop.exe -f 192.168.1.79"
> The command string being given to bash -c needs quoting, otherwise
> subsequent words are assumed to be parameters to that command.
> run needs to be given the -quote option to protect those quotes.
>  http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-command-line-args
> Jon TURNEY
> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer
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