Linux-ish X Desktop
Suhaib M. Siddiqi
Sun Jul 23 18:34:00 GMT 2000
I forgot to mention:
For X-Desktop, you must a $HOME directory
X-Desktop needs $HOME directory to store trash cane and other desktop
settings in $HOME directory.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suhaib M. Siddiqi [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 9:09 PM
> To: Cygwin-Xfree@Sources. Redhat. Com
> Subject: RE: Linux-ish X Desktop
> OK, The binaries and sources are in:
> xfce-3.4.4-cygwin.tar.bz2 (precompiled X-desktop binaries for
> xfce-3.4.4.tar.bz2 (sources).
> Below is what you need to do to get it working. The X-Desktop
> would completely cover the Win32 desktop with some like a Linux desktops.
> You can switch back and forth between X-desktop and Win32 using
> Alt+tab keys (Alt+tab is slightly buggy, so do not use it too often).
> This meant to provide you pretty desktop while you are accessing
> remote X applications.
> CYGWIN INSTALL:
> 1) You will need XFree86 4.0.1 from
> 2) Install XFree 86 4.0.1 in /usr/X11R6
> 3) You will Cygwin 1.1.3 (cygwin1.dll) from July 17th or July
> 19th Cygwin snapshot.
> 4) You will need latest pthread.dll from
> http://sources.redhat.com/pthread-win32and pthread.dll should be
> in your PATH.
> 5) Install XFCE in /usr/X11R6. Backup your original startxwin.bat file
> if you have a customized one before installing XFCE.
> Use startxwin.bat supplied with XFCE to start X server and X-desktop.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tom Weichmann
> > Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 8:33 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: Linux-ish X Desktop
> > On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Suhaib M. Siddiqi wrote:
> > > Well, I have a X-Desktop which looks more or less like Gnome.
> It is not
> > > Gnome, but drived from XFCE. If users are interested in hiding
> > that gray
> > > X-desktop with something like Linux-ish, I could make the binaries and
> > > sources
> > > available.
> > >
> > >
> > > Suhaib
> > I would be very interested!!!
> > --
> > Tom Weichmann
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