Fri Jun 6 03:04:00 GMT 2003
Since Cygwin/XFree86 now has a functioning rootless mode, I would like to start
it up when Windows starts up. I have two computers networked: my Windows machine
and a FreeBSD box that does web serving, mail, DHCP/NAT, etc. Since I often
connect to the FBSD box via serial terminal over a null modem, I use xhost to
allow it to run applications on the Cygwin/XF86 server.
My problem is that when starting up, the start script that I have in my Startup
directory doesn't do the xhost correctly. I have (essentially) the following in
my startup batch script:
if not exist %CYGWIN_ROOT%\tmp\.X11-unix\X0 goto CLEANUP-FINISH
attrib -s %CYGWIN_ROOT%\tmp\.X11-unix\X0
if exist %CYGWIN_ROOT%\tmp\.X11-unix rmdir %CYGWIN_ROOT%\tmp\.X11-unix
if "%OS%" == "Windows_NT" goto OS_NT
REM Windows 95/98/Me
echo startxwin.bat - Starting on Windows 95/98/Me
REM Windows NT/2000/XP
echo startxwin.bat - Starting on Windows NT/2000/XP
start XWin -multiwindow
run xhost +10.0.0.1
rem run xterm -sl 1000 -sb -rightbar -ms red -fg yellow -bg black -e
(The last two lines are one line in the batch file.) When this script runs at
system startup, the xhost line "doesn't take", as typing "xhost" from a Cygwin
bash shell indicates when the system is loaded. Two things, though, can make the
script do the xhost correctly: 1) uncommenting the xterm, or 2) running the
unmodified script after system startup.
Does anyone have any ideas on this? Hopefully this isn't somnething that's been
discussed to death; I did comb the archives and didn't find anything.
Thanks for reading!
Felipe M. L. M. Gasper
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