X-start-menu-icons fix or workaround?

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Jun 22 21:38:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Geoffrey M. Romer wrote:

> The X-start-menu-icons package appears to be broken- the xterm and emacs
> shortcuts (among others) do not work. I've found a bunch of emails in the
> archive asking about this problem, but they generally seem to go
> unanswered. The clearest discussion I can find of the problem is in a post
> by Harold L Hunt II on April 1 (archived at
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2004-04/msg00046.html), where he asked
> for someone to fix it, but apparently got no response.
> - Is there any expectation of this problem being fixed in the near future?
> - If not, is there any workaround I can apply in order to launch those
>   apps from the start menu (e.g. manually setting an appropriate command
>   line and "Start in" for those shortcuts)?

Does 'C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\run.exe C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login -c
"/usr/bin/xterm -display localhost:0 >/dev/null 2>&1 &"', started in
"c:\cygwin\bin", work?
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