Windows Vista

Scott Fordin
Tue Apr 24 00:21:00 GMT 2007

Larry Hall (Cygwin X) wrote:
> Mariana Silva wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am trying to install cygwin/X in Windows Vista and I get a message
>> saying that the installation could not be completed. Is there a new version
>> of cygwin/X for this operational system?
> No.  The error you got is unlikely to be as a result of Vista.  Try a
> different mirror.

Also make sure that you run the Cygwin setup as Administrator. This
doesn't just mean that your user account has Administrator rights;
you have to right-click the Cygwin setup.exe and then choose "Run
as Administrator" from the pop-up menu.

FWIW, I have both Cygwin and Xming on my Vista notebook. I use Cygwin
when I need a real shell environment on my Vista machine. I use Xming
and PuTTY when I just need an X server and an ssh session on a remote
Solaris or Linux box. Both work great!

Hope this helps,


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