Automatic X server startup

Eliot Moss
Tue May 27 13:38:00 GMT 2014

On 5/27/2014 8:52 AM, Pavel Fedin wrote:
>   Hello!
>   Recently i have started using Insight (
> under Cygwin/X. Everything is quite good except one thing.
>   I remember once upon a time i worked on MacOS X. There, X server starts up
> automatically if there is some program requesting it. On Cygwin i still have
> to run it by hands. Is is possible to set up autostart of the X server ? May
> be i just don't know how to do it ?

I use the xlaunch program and have it set to start when I log in.
It can start programs for you, if you want anything started from
the beginning, but you can have it run no programs and simply wait
for any X programs to come along.

If you run xlaunch with no arguments it pops up a short interactive
GUI for setting up the configuration.  And of course "man xlaunch"
will tell you more.

Best wishes -- Eliot Moss

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