Can't start xterm from Cygwin/X icon in system tray

Thu Dec 31 13:33:00 GMT 2009

Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> I am unable to start an xterm from the Cygwin/X icon in the system tray
> (right-click, select xterm).  Both setups have the same line in .XWinrc:
>         "xterm"      EXEC  "xterm"
> As  a work-around, I created a shortcut on my desktop to start an xterm:
>     D:\Cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/xterm -display localhost:0
> That works perfectly,

What exact command is mapped to the "xterm" label in the right-click tray
menu? It's configured in an init file somewhere though I can't remember the
filename right now.

Can you check whether the DISPLAY variable is set in the xterm process
started from the tray menu? If it isn't, that would explain it.

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