Problems with Cygwin/X xterm -- not responding to keyboard

Back, Michael
Tue Nov 18 02:37:00 GMT 2008

Michael Back wrote:
> I'm having a problem since I updated Cygwin early last week.  When I start X 
> via startxwin.bat (which %RUN%'s an xterm), or run xterm from right-click on 


I figured it out.  When I located the recently moved startxwin.bat script in /bin, and started it from that location, XTerm magically started receiving my keystrokes.  Wish it were not so sensitive to the startup directory...

Shortcut to startxwin properties:

Target:    C:\cygwin\bin\startxwin.bat
Start in:  C:\cygwin\bin

> The XTerm seems also to be ignoring my .Xdefaults file.

I'm still having problems with Xdefaults -- can't yet get XTerm to respond to the following:

XTerm.VT100.font:           -*-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-*-r-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
XTerm.VT100.boldFont:       -*-bitstrean vera sans mono-bold-*-r-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
XTerm.VT100.background:     Black
XTerm.VT100.foreground:     Gray
XTerm.cursorColor:          Green

The terminal remains black characters on a white background.



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