Cygwin and X
Mon Jun 14 19:58:00 GMT 2004
Still seems a valid question for this list to me. It's still a cygwin-
question, not so ? Erik can install Exceed on his PC, and use a
graphical X11- environment (e.g. kde-cygwin) started from within Cygwin,
and running on his Exceed X11- server, can't he ?
e.g. (hypothesis shell == bash, PC running X11- server= bbbPC)
- activate your Exceed X11- server (make sure every user can connect)
- export DISPLAY=bbbPC:0
- kmines & (or some other graphical program)
There's a lot of other possible X11- configurations, this is just a
(very) simple one. There's a lot more explanation to be found on such
X11- issues and configuration in the different Linux HOWTO's, though ...
BUT, Erik, I would by far *not* exclude a WRONG DNS (be it client or
server) setup for your computer (/network), as I once had a similar
performance issue indeed result in very poor X performance ... (and ...
that was with ... Exceed)
Brian Ford wrote:
>Since this is Cygwin/X related, you have chosen the wrong list to post to.
>Please read http://cygwin.com/lists.html for more information. I have
>redirected this thread to the cygwin-xfree list.
>On Mon, 14 Jun 2004, Erik Abrahamsson wrote:
>>I have been running Cygwin/X for some time, with very low performance.
>>In the Cygwin/X FAQ this is explained by the fact that I have a personal
>>firewall (in this case it's Zonealarm). It is also the process vsmon.exe
>>that is draining my system while using Cygwin/X. The solution to this
>>problem would be do disable the firewall, which is not an option on
>>Win2000 or XP...
>Why is this not an option on Win2k or XP?
>>Previously I used F-Secure with Himmingbird Exceed as X-server, without
>>So my question is: Is it possible to run Cygwin with the X-server of
>>your choice, which in my case is Exceed? What do I need to do?
>Yes, and nothing but set your DISPLAY variable correctly. You would get
>much more informative responses if you actually describe a particular
>problem you have when trying to do this. Also, see
>>I am quite familiar with win, but not *nix.
>>Thank you for any help I can get!
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