startxwin doesn't pop up terminal

Thu May 12 16:21:00 GMT 2005

I've been using cygwin and cygwin/x or at least an
xterm by running the startxwin.bat provided by the
default cygwin setup.exe. (on windows xp)

Then I'm not sure what happened, I think I just
reinstalled some packages with setup, in any event,
when I now run startxwin.bat or if I try
or startx or XWin.exe, I don't get a terminal or
window pop up anymore. In th eprocess list there is an
XWin and an xterm (for startxwin), and there is an X
icon in the lower righ corner, but no window to type
into. I can only get the cygwin bash shell, which does
not provide graphics/x.

I tried to play with export DISPLAY=localhost:0 and
variants, and I tried to look for something simple
related to this issue on the FAQ, mailing list archive
or the web, or in the man page of startx.

When I run from the bash shell, it writes
a lot of lines. To me they seem to indicate that XWin
was launched, that some modules can communicate and
such. The last line is
winInitMultiWindowWM - Hello
and then nothing else happens.

I don't think I have modified anything in cygwin
compared to the defaults at download - in fact I just
reinstalled the x-parts, plus I don't know how to
modify anthing :-)

Where can I find some instructions on how to 
(re)start using cygwin/x?


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