newbie alert: xterm emulator

Vinay Rao
Sat Jun 10 17:44:00 GMT 2000

I am running Win 98 at home. Since my wife works using win 98, I cannot
install any other operating system.

However, I would like to use some software running remotely on a unix 
machine that has x based gui. Now, I thought I could get this facility by 
installing cygwin (to get the bash prompt), then install xfree for cygwin, 
thereby getting the x-libraries needed at my (PC) end for the x based 
windows that pop up. Here is what I did:

1) opened a cygwin windows
2) telnetted to my unix account, which lets say is
3) then i tried typing "xterm" at the$ prompt.
   it said can't open display.
4) then I typed "who" at the unix prompt to get the name of the
   my machine (as seen by the unix server). it turned out to be
   something like
5) so i did "setenv DISPLAY"
6) then i tried "xterm" again. didn't work.

being a complete novice at these things, I am wondering if I am even
on the right path. Could someone please guide me along...

Vinay Rao

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