1.7 - what's the right way to start X?
DePriest, Jason R.
Fri Dec 4 16:58:00 GMT 2009
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Fredrik Staxeng <> wrote:
> "Larry Hall (Cygwin X)" <> writes:
>>On 12/03/2009 04:07 PM, Fredrik Staxeng wrote:
>>> What is the recommended/preferred way to start X in 1.7? In 1.5
>>> I used a modified version of startxwin.bat. And where do I
>>> put my .xinitrc/.xsession script?
>>What about startxwin.bat doesn't work for you? There shouldn't be
>>differences between 1.5 and 1.7 here.
1.7 makes some pretty significant changes on how 'mount' works.
Basically, Cygwin 1.7 uses a real fstab file instead of a bunch of
registry entries and 'mount' only creates temporary mounts. If you
want a permanent mount, use the fstab file.
In a little bit more detail, see below.
- Mount points are no longer stored in the registry. Use /etc/fstab
and /etc/fstab.d/$USER instead. Mount points created with mount(1)
are only local to the current session and disappear when the last
Cygwin process in the session exits.
- Cygwin creates the mount points for /, /usr/bin, and /usr/lib automatically
from it's own position on the disk. They don't have to be specified in
This discusses the mount table in more detail:
This is the help information for mount under 1.7:
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