'run xterm' fails to open a window

Mike Ayers mike_ayers@tvworks.com
Thu Nov 12 20:33:00 GMT 2009

> From: cygwin-xfree-owner@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-
> owner@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of Jon TURNEY

> Wait, are you saying that the process that run starts is blocked if it
> tries
> to output anything?

	That is what I am experiencing.

> Also, the suggestions that this has something to do with DISPLAY not
> being set
> correctly seem a little unlikely.  If gvim or any other X application
> isn't
> able to determine which display to use, it should exit with an error,
> not hang
> around....

	I agree.  I think DISPLAY is a red herring.  Not having the display set can cause programs which exit without output, not hang around.



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