Installing server on Win98se

David A. Cobb
Fri Aug 18 11:26:00 GMT 2000

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> []On Behalf Of David A. Cobb
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 4:52 PM
>> To: Cygwin Xfree (X-Windows) List
>> Subject: Installing server on Win98se
>> I downloaded both X-Servers-V1.0 & X-Servers-V1.0-exe from the contrib/
>> directory.  I see there is some duplication.  I kept the newer of each
>> duplicate.
>> Now what?  I don't see anything that looked like installation notes.
>> Where were they?
>> I see there is a second cygwin1.dll.  I see a whole lot of traffic on
>> the cygwin list saying having more than one can lead to serious
>> unpleasantness.  Can I just get rid of this one?
>> The PATH is all messed up and "start" complains that it can't find
>> what it's looking for.
>> Clearly, I need some step by step direction.
Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> Install everything in c:\usr  NOt c:\cygwin\usr
> then use btach file provided with archive to start x-server.
> Suhaib

Ah!  That's better.  I got it up this morning.

Several questions to parade my ignorance --

1) Are there any of the spinning or bouncing ball variety of graphic
demos around.  Every X package I've seen seems to include one? 

2) Issuing "env" to the XTerm indicates that some or all of
the Cygwin mounts are visible, e.g. $TEMP="/local-disk/d/Temp"
but $PKTEMP="D:\Temp\PKZip"  
Where does cygwin (cygwin1.dll) come into this?  I understand 
that the X-Server for Win98 is not integrated with cygwin.

3) XTerm is obviously running an X-Nix shell, my "/bin" is at 
"C:/@/bin" and would not be visible without the cygwin mounts.  
Or is there a shell built into XTerm?

David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
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 by my actions a great sinner" -- The Way of a Pilgrim [R. M. French,

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