Installing cygwin/xfree

Mon Jun 26 13:23:00 GMT 2000

Hello Suhaib,
I have sent an S.O.S on April 29 about 
installing X11R6.4 with Cygwinb20 on my PC working under Windows98, then I did 
not work on my PC until June 15 because I was on travel and I have just found 
your answer on the mailing list. Thank you very much for your help. I think that 
I could make a great step towards the end of the tunnel but I still have some 
problems with XGGI and X11:
I have downloaded the libggi suite as you suggested 
in your Reply on April 30 and I have installed it as you said in the 
mailing list on January 17 "First Alpha X-server for Win32 is out". I put 
/usr/local/lib in my PATH and tryed to exec XGGI -targets directx. XGGI failed 
with the error message "missing export CYGWIN1.DLL:_ctype_". I read the FAQ and 
got the last version of CYGWIN1.DLL in the snapshots 
and tryed again to exec XGGI. Here is a copy of 
what I have done :
export GGI_DEBUG=0
export GGI_DEFMODE=800x600[GT_32BIT]
export GGI_CONFDIR=/usr/local/etc/ggi
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/lib
XGGI -targets directx&
Then I got for a short time the GGI-ON-DX window 
but it crashed because it did not find the fonts. As I have installed X11 
in /usr/X11R6.4 I made a link X11R6 -> X11R6.4 in /usr. I could not find 
the fonts in X11R6.4 ( what ???) but I found them in X11R6.3 !!! Then I made a 
link in /usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11 :
fonts -> 
Rather complex, I agree, but it works : finally, I 
got the GGI-ON-DX windows, with still an error 
PEXExtensionInit : Could not open default font file 
Roman_Merror opening security policy file 
I could not find anywhere the missing file 
SecurityPolicy, but no matter, the GGI-On-DX window did not crash !!!! Then I 
tried to exec xclock, but I got the error : can't open display. In fact the 
DISPLAY variable is empty. Can you tell me how and where DISPLAY should be 
defined and where I can find the missing xserver directory with the 
SecurityPolicy file ?
Thank you in advance for your help on the mailing 
Best regards
Richard Grenon 40 Avenue de la Division 
Leclerc 92320 Châtillon - France e-mail :

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