Cygwin and X

Erik Abrahamsson
Mon Jun 14 19:47:00 GMT 2004

I am not sure I am
doing this right, I
hope this is the
right forum now...
Forgive me if it's
not! Also, top
posting or not?
What's "on" here?
Personally I hate
I choose not to
include the previous
post here. Is that

- I knew I would get
a "the DISPLAY
parameter isn't
right and you need
to specify the
I've been around in
other forums, so I
know the drill...

1. Yes, I have read
about the DISPLAY
Unfortunately I
looked everywhere
for one. Where is it
and how do I set it
to 0, or any other
value that might be

2. The problem is
that Cygwin can't
find the X-server. I
don't get any error
messages. Starting
Cygwin with or
without a x-server
(not Cygwin/X)
running results in
just the same thing.
Running Cygwin/X
works fine, apart
from an 100% CPU
usage, as described
in in the FAQ.
Running Cygwin/X
*and* another
x-server, such as
Exceed, causes
problems, such as
dissaparing cursors
and the like. I'm
sorry, I can't
describe it better
than that.

3. Of course, since
that the problem is
caused by a firewall
(as described in the
FAQ) I could disable
that. But, as I am
sitting on an
university network,
it takes about 30
seconds for my XP
machine to be
hacked. Do not think
I have not tried
that one already.
And it's not funny!

If this isn't a
common problem with
a simple solution, I
don't think I'll
manage to fix it. I
don't know enough
about the stuff to
write my own config
files and things.

Thank you, again,
for any help I can

Erik Abrahamsson

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