Running XWin.exe and hideing the "status" window
Fri Dec 31 16:07:00 GMT 2004
Esben Laursen wrote:
> Hello list..
> I have created a little frontend that uses the Cygwin/XFree packages to
> connect via, XDMCP or X11 to my Linux box. It works pretty okay, and
> recently I upgraded the Xwin.exe to version 22.214.171.124-1, but now I have a
> annoying "status window" popping up where all the info and stuff about the
> things it loads. It dosen't disapear when the X server is done loading.
> How can I hide that window?
> Here is the command line I use to connect..
> C:\Programmer\LinuxTSC\usr\X11R6\bin\XWin2.exe :0 -query
> 192.168.100.1 -screen 0 1024 768
> Hope you experts can help :-)
I believe I know what you're talking about. This behavior began with a
build a few months back. If you search around there are various
discussions of it and a few ideas on how to avoid it when starting X.
The one I went with was to add 'run bash -c -l' to the beginning of the
launch command. Basically this runs a 'login' shell around the command
that is happy to disappear after the command launches.
Here's what my command to start X-windows is like:
run bash -c -l "XWin -clipboard -silent-dup-error &"
You should be able to do something similar. If you want more info do
some Google searches or check the archives of this list.
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