Can't start xterm from Cygwin/X icon in system tray
Thu Dec 31 15:53:00 GMT 2009
I had this problem. It was happening because PATH was not being set. The
problem went away when I used /startxwin.bat instead of
On Thu, 31 Dec 2009, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 6:33 AM, dahaiou wrote:
> > Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> >> I am unable to start an xterm from the Cygwin/X icon in the system tray
> >> (right-click, select xterm). Â Both setups have the same line in .XWinrc:
> >> Â Â Â Â "xterm" Â Â Â EXEC Â "xterm"
> >> As Â a work-around, I created a shortcut on my desktop to start an xterm:
> >> Â Â 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.
> "which" points to /usr/bin/xterm
> > 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.
> I tried this explicitly:
> "xterm" EXEC "xterm -display localhost:0"
> That didn't make a difference.
> One other piece of data: I modifed ~/.XWinrc and then clicked "Reload
> .xwinrc" from the menu in the system tray. This KILLED the X server!
> - Jim
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