Installing cygwin/xfree : it works ! ( almost )
Fri Jun 30 14:37:00 GMT 2000
Hello Suhaib and others,
Installing and using Cygwin was very easy and it
works very well, but installing Xfree with XGGI is really a nightmare for a
simple user who knows nothing about system administration. I will never say bad
things about system administrators!
Here are the last (bad) news of my installation
1. xterm warnings "locale not supported" and
"failed to open input method" : I tried to get the last xterm client from
Xc-4-binaries as you told me, but it gives the same thing. I read in the
archives that you said it was not important, so maybe I can forget
2. French keyboard mapping : I got a french
Xmodmap.fr file on the Web and tried xmodmap or to run XGGI with the -xkbdb
option. No way! Xterms are always typing US keyboards! Help! What is missing to
make xmodmap work?
3. Twm does not catch button events : I tried the
last twm.exe from the Xc-4-binaries and also mwm, but it's the same problem
although "xmodmap -pp" says that there are 5 buttons! Could it be because some
env variables are missing (look at my very simple XGGI script in my June 26
mail) or because the window managerÃÂ cannot findÃÂ the *wmrc files ?
System *wmrc files exist for twm and mwm, but maybe at the wrong place?ÃÂ I
tried also to run XGGI with the "-buttons n" option but it fails for any value
of n between 1 and 3! Help again!
4. Finally I tried to exec a Unix code
:ÃÂ XopenDisplay works with DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 but DISPLAY=:0.0 is not
authorized, because I am not root ? Then the code fails on
DefaultColormap(display,screen) call with the screen value returned by
DefaultScreen(display). This screen value seems to be out of range (very great
value). What is wrong?
ÃÂ I had also a problem with the choice of the
include files : gcc seems to look for the X11 include files in /usr/include/X11.
Some X11 files are in /usr/include/X11 (from cygwin installation) but they are
not identical to the same named files in /usr/X11R6/include/X11, so which ones
should I use?
As you can see, I am completely lost among the
include, resource or config files and the init scripts. That's really not my
domain and I don't have the basic knowledge of system administration. I think I
have all the latest binaries needed for simple tests but I will never succeed if
I can't find a full installation script with XGGI or another Xserver. I guess
that you could be tired to receive always the same questions, and I don't want
to take too much of your time. Maybe I will do again some other tests if you
have some suggestions, but I think I will stop soon. Do you intend to deliver in
the future full install scripts for Xfree with some Xservers, as you did with
the setup.exe for Cygwin ? If so, I think that it would be better for me to
Thank you again for having given me a little of
Richard Grenon 40 Avenue de la Division Leclerc 92320 ChÃÂ¢tillon -
France e-mail : Richard.GRENON@wanadoo.fr
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