Installing cygwin/xfree : it works ! ( almost )

Wed Jun 28 13:43:00 GMT 2000

Hello Suhaib, and others who helped me! My work is 
in progress but I have still some questions.
I have completely removed my old cygwinb20 built 
with a full.exe file on April and I have re-installed a full cygwin version on 
June 27 using setup.exe from the latest directory at Then I got 
the latest binaries of XGGI, GGI libs, X11R6.4 and xfree86-40-fonts, but maybe I 
would need some other files ? I installed X11R6.4 and the fonts on /usr/X11R6, 
GGI libs on /usr/local and XGGI.exe in /usr/X11R6/bin.
I used localhost:0.0 as DISPLAY, 
GGI_DEFMODE=800x600[GT_32BIT] and finally XGGI -targets directx gives the 
GGI-on-DX window and I can run X clients such as xclock, xterm, xsetroot and the 
window manager twm (thanks to everybody who helped me), but still with some 
problems :
1. error opening security policy file 
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy when GGI-on-DX window starts. I can't 
find anywhere the xserver directory or the SecurityPolicy file in the downloaded 
files, so where is it ?
2. xsetroot works only if there is another Xclient 
running (not really a problem).
3. xterm works but sends some warnings and one 
error :
Warning : locale not supported by C library, locale 
Warning : locale not supported by Xlib, locale set 
to C
Warning : X locale modifiers not supported, using 
Failed to open input method
I can type in the xterm window, but it is in qwerty 
mode although I have a french azerty keyboard! How can I convert xterm to a 
french keymap ?
4. The most important problem comes when running 
the window manager twm : the already running X clients windows (which are all at 
the upper left side of the GGI-on-DX window) are modified when twm starts and 
each window has the focus when the X cursor comes above it, but I can't move or 
resize any window. If I start a new X client while twm is running, I drag the 
borders of the new window under the X cursor but I can't fix the position by 
clicking on the buttons. It seems that twm does not catch the button press 
events! (I am using a touch-pad with 2 buttons, not a mouse)
5. How can I shutdown X11 in a clean manner ? 
Actually, I can close xterms with CTRL D, but I kill the remaining processes and 
XGGI in the BASH window. Efficient, but not clean!
Finally, I would say that you really did a great 
job in porting X11 on Cygwin. Although I have still some problems, this seems to 
be exactly what I was looking for. I will wait for your help on the mailing 
Best regards,
Richard Grenon 40 Avenue de la Division Leclerc 92320 Châtillon - 
France e-mail :

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  Suhaib Siddiqi 
  To: Richard.GRENON ; 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 1:08 
  Subject: RE: Installing 
  can copy downlaod fonts from xc-4-binaries directory, or you can also copy 
  fonts from a Linux box.  Something seems to be worng with your 

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