Unable to open display or run xterm

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Jun 1 03:24:00 GMT 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 08:49:13PM -0600, Glen Robinson wrote:
>I did a chmd on /tmp/.X11-unix and got X "kind of" up.  i.e., I have a 
>screen and a cursor and alt tab will move me in and out of Windows XP 
>windows/apps.  I can't get an xterm running and when I right click on 
>the X icon in the system tray and 'exit' the submenu that comes up says 
>that 0 processes are running.  Attempting to launch an xterm from a 
>cygwin window with "DISPLAY= && xterm &" fails with a 
>message that it couldn't open the display.

You're not setting DISPLAY correctly.  Try:

DISPLAY=:0 xterm&

The && does not make any sense for what you are trying to do.


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