Cygwin/x window no longer appears

Reid Thompson
Thu Nov 19 02:53:00 GMT 2009

Timares, Brian (Patriot) wrote:
> On Friday, November 13, 2009 Csaba Raduly wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Olivia Cheronet wrote:
>>> I have recently started to work with Cygwin/X.
>>> Until now, I have been starting Cygwin/X by using startxwin.bat in
> the 
>>> Cygwin bash shell. Everything seemed to be working fine. However, it
> has 
>>> now stopped working...
>>> When I type "startxwin.bat" in the Cygwin shell, the normal
>>> startxwin.bat - starting on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
>>> appears. Yet, the window which used to appear no longer does. I am
> really 
>>> not too sure what to do about this, given that I have not

in or startxwin.bat, which ever you use, add a call to
sleep 5 between the call to Xwin.... and the call to xterm ... and see what effect it has

i.e. assuming ...

XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error &

# Startup an xterm, using bash as the shell.

xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l &


XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error &

sleep 5
# Startup an xterm, using bash as the shell.

xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l &

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