Can't display remote clients

Christopher Faylor
Thu Sep 15 14:42:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:08:15AM -0400, Soong, SylokeJ wrote:
>When I first downloaded and installed cygwin my ulterior motive was -
>"if there are free complex stuffs like FTP servers, J2EE servers, Java
>IDEs, etc, there must be a free piece of software for X/Win on
>Windows." My ulterior was, where I would prove to those charging an arm
>and some toes and yet would not do a proper job in what they sell.
>But to my dismay, cygwin as installed would not work.  It kept giving
>me "cygwin1.dll not found".  Some two months later I made another
>attempt.  Somehow, somewhere, somewhat, the installation went as
>smoothly as sailboat gliding down the calm Casco Bay on a warm summer

Since there are no details here, it is impossible to know what went
wrong.  However, since "cygwin1.dll" is the main engine behind every
cygwin program, it's hard to see what you did wrong when installing
unless you went out of your way to de-select it when you ran setup.exe.

>My impression was my success was due to my visiting a till now yet
>unrecallable site which preset all the download choices so that it knew
>that my motive was to use X/win.

So, you went to some non-cygwin site and used some unsupported method
to install.  It's a shame that you can't remember where you went since you'd
undoubtedly want to complain there.

As a clue, the way to install X is to click on "Install Cygwin Now!" on
the web site, hit Next until you have to choose a mirror, choose a
mirror, and then once you get to the "Select Packages" screen click on
the "Default" next to "X11" until it says "Install".  Then keep clicking
on "Next".

Then you run c:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\startxwin.bat to start X.

The rest of your message was too convoluted and obfuscating to really
make much sense of, so

Christopher Faylor			spammer? ->
Cygwin Co-Project Leader
TimeSys, Inc.

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