'run xterm' fails to open a window
Wed Nov 4 08:54:00 GMT 2009
2009/11/3 Linda Walsh <email@example.com>:
> 1) to Florent Fievee, (you don't need to answer if you have no good
> reason, but if you do, I'm curious as to your reasoning) -- Why did you
> copy Ken's complete note as into your response, when you
> simply has to say "me too"?
I simply clicked on "reply" button of my webmail. I will not do it again ;-)
> 2) to both Florent and Ken?
> In addition to Gery Herbozo Jimenez's response and question to you,
> ( "Have you tried just starting the XWin server first and the the
> xterm? it looks like the X server doesn't recognize that line
> command." ),
> a) Have you tried starting 'xterm' without 'run' ?
Yes, it works without problem but a cmd window remain and that is
annoying. To explain exactly my situation, I have a Windows cmd script
which try to launch a bash script.
------- rxvtwin.cmd ------
if defined CYGWIN_ROOT goto :OK
SET RUN=%CYGWIN_ROOT%\bin\run -p /usr/bin
%RUN% %CYGWIN_ROOT%\bin\bash /usr/local/bin/rxvtwin.sh %*
I call it in windows shortcut with a "user@host" as parameter and it
launch a rxvt terminal with a ssh session to the host and background
color depending on host.
If instead of "%RUN% %CYGWIN_ROOT%\bin\bash /usr/local/bin/rxvtwin.sh
%*" I launch "%CYGWIN_ROOT%\bin\bash /usr/local/bin/rxvtwin.sh %*", it
So it seems to be really run which has an issue.
> b) I see you have started 'Xwin'. Do either of you know what display
> 'XWin' started itself on? If you specified no value, it probably
> created the display ":0.0".
Yes my server is running on display 0.0 and I specify it in DISPLAY
(I specified it in both bash and cmd script since I don't know if
environment is inherited by bash process when I run it)
> <Your cygwin path>\bin\bash.exe -c 'DISPLAY=:0 xterm'
> for cygwin path='C:\cygwin':
> C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c 'DISPLAY=:0 xterm'
> C:\cygwin\bash\bash.exe -c 'xterm -display :0'
> for cygwin path= 'C:\': (my value)
> C:\bin\bash.exe -c 'DISPLAY=:0 xterm'
> C:\bash\bash.exe -c 'xterm -display :0'
> The above two commands work on WinXP and Vista under the 1.5.x series
> of Cygwin.
It don't work as I expected since what I have explained before.
But I have a little track : My office has given me a new computer and
with the old I had no problem with the same scripts, the difference
between the two is that the old one was Windows XP 32bits and the new
one is Windows XP 64 bits.
I tried first with cygwin 1.5 and I installed also cygwin 1.7 (I have
the same problem in both installation).
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