Resizing problem

Ken Brown
Fri Jul 16 02:20:00 GMT 2010

On 7/15/2010 10:03 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 7/15/2010 9:26 PM, Olwe Melwasul wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Ken Brown<>   wrote:
>>> On 7/15/2010 3:51 PM, Olwe Melwasul wrote:
>>>> Yes, I am using the emacs-X11 and yes, I started it (after starting
>>>> the X server to get multiwindowed mode) with ">emacs&" at the cygwin
>>>> command. Emacs-X11 comes up fine, looking good. Then I do "M-x shell"
>>>> to get a shell environment inside of Emacs. But what comes up is not
>>>> bash. I'm not sure what it is, but it sees no cygwin apps: It doesn't
>>>> know what "ls" or "which diff" or any other GNU/cygwin stuff is. I
>>>> assume it is the DOS shell. Oddly, if I start emacs-X11 inside the
>>>> windowed mode (startx) and do emacs shell mode, it does see bash and
>>>> the rest of the GNU/cygwin apps.
>>> [Please don't top-post.]
>>> I think the problem is that your PATH isn't set correctly inside emacs.  How
>>> are you starting the X server?  If you use the start menu shortcut (with
>>> target C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe)
>>> you shouldn't have that problem.  Notice that it uses 'bash -l' precisely so
>>> that the environment, including PATH, is set up in the normal way.
>>> Ken
>> I started the X-server with the menu shortcut (which has the execute
>> string you listed) and ... after ... a full minute it delivers a
>> stand-alone xterm. I then click on the Emacs-X11, and after a long
> It sounds like you're using the Emacs-X11 start menu shortcut that's
> created by the X-start-menu-icons package.  Don't use it.  It doesn't
> set up the environment properly before starting emacs.  To get a useful
> shortcut, you can use the script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut that comes
> with the emacs package.

I should have added that you should see 
/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/emacs.README for more information about that 
script and the shortcut it creates.


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