xterm doesn't open on start (was: checkX problems)

Lothar Brendel lottas.junk@geekmail.de
Fri Nov 27 18:31:00 GMT 2009

Timares, Brian (Patriot) wrote:


> Nothing works.  1.7 doesn't work for me out-of-the-box (yes, I ripped
> it all out and tried it fresh :-)
> I open a DOS box and check processes and see bash running with an l or
> a 1 in the left columnn, but nothing appears.  If I launch an Xterm
> it opens up.  It seems some of the login thing happen, but when I add
> in my ssh-agent starting script, since it requires input, it fails
> (http://mah.everybody.org/docs/ssh is the script I use).
> Any other ideas?

Doen't look like the issue 
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2009-11/msg00174.html to me.

My guess: It's the old checkX-problem again because you're using version 
0.3.0-1 of the run2-package. Do to some reason unknown to me, that's the 
default version. But we need 0.3.1-1, which you only get when explicitely 
(triple-)clicking its circular double-arrow (how's that thingy called BTW?) 
in the Utils category.

Maybe Chuck can tell why we don't get the new version as default.


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