Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Aug 17 18:35:00 GMT 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 06:27:05PM -0000, John Emmas wrote:
>Hi - I just installed Cygwin today for the first time and I'm trying to
>find out if any kind of X server got installed.
>When I click on the Cygwin desktop icon (I'm running it under Windows
>XP) it opens a DOS type window and I can search around my various
>folders etc.  I've tried looking for things like 'xwin' or 'startx' and
>stuff like that but I can't find anything.  Is there a way to find out
>if X got installed?

If you didn't specify that X should be installed then X was not

Rerun http://cygwin.com/setup.exe, keep hitting Next, and when it gets to
the "Select Packages" screen, maximimize the screen and you'll see an
"X11" category on the bottom.  You can either install everything by
clicking once on the "Default" next to the X11 or you can click on the
plus to see the available packages and install the packages


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