Using xterm via cygwin

S Wade
Fri Jul 9 22:59:00 GMT 2004


I'm attempted to start X windows on a WinXP machine with cygwin installed. 
My goal is to use xterm and telnet to a remote AIX machine. I'm attempting 
this because I need a more robust terminal then the standard 25x80 
text-based emulations. However, the command "xterm" and "xterm -display 
localhost:0" report the error:

xterm Xt error: Can't open display ""

I assumed this is because the X server is not running so I attempt "startx" 
and get this error:

Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project


XWin was started with the following command line:

X :0 -multiwindow -clipboard

Fatal server error:
Cannot open log file "/tmp/XWin.log"

winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
giving up.
xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

How can I correct this? Or if this is not a feasible plan, what other 
methods could you recommend to achieve the same goal.

Much thanks in advance,

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