Questions regarding windows 7 installation

DePriest, Jason R.
Tue Jan 12 01:21:00 GMT 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Jerry Lowry <> wrote:
> I have installed Cygwin 1.7 twice on my windows 7 laptop.  Each time it
> installs fine but when I try to run the X server it leaves three different X
> windows open as well as an Xterm itself.  Is this the default behavior on
> 1.7?  I really would like to get just the X icon in the task bar and nothing
> else until I start an Xterm.  But even the Xterm opens two windows.
> Anyone have any ideas as to the problem I am seeing?
> --

Try modifying your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file

I commented out the last line which had an 'exec xterm' in it and the
xterm no longer runs automatically.


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