Dfficulty with xorg-server-1.17.1-2.

GEORGE BARRICK gbarrick@kent.edu
Sun Mar 1 14:06:00 GMT 2015

                                    2015.03.01.09:06:13 EST

Hi Jon,

       Thanks for the tips.

George                       gee_barrick_at_kent_dot_edu

On 2/28/15, Jon TURNEY <jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk> wrote:
> On 25/02/2015 14:30, GEORGE BARRICK wrote:
>>     I have one small note for other folks who might like to run their
>> system in a way similar to mine.  I like to have xlaunch automatically
>> start a single colored xterm for me (in multi-window mode).  After
>> that I just open more from the command line as it suits me.  If I use
>> the command line embedded in the installed xlaunch.lnk file:
>> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/xlaunch.exe
>> it always prompts me through the tiresome "configure & start" GUI at
>> the beginning.  Adding the phrase
>> -run ~/config/config.xlaunch
>> at the end of that command line always gets ignored in favor of the
>> "configure & start" GUI.
> You need to quote the whole command line for bash after the -c,
> otherwise bash treats words after the first one as positional parameters.
> However, getting this quotation passed correctly through run requires a
> little bit of gymnastics, but this should work:
> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe --quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "xlaunch -run
> ~/config/config.xlaunch"
>> However, when I strip the invocation of the
>> bash from that command:
>> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/xlaunch.exe -run ~/config/config.xlaunch
>> the xlaunch goes right ahead to run the single xterm that's described
>> in my ~/config/config.xlaunch file.
> This is not quite equivalent as there is no login shell in the ancestry
> of whatever your config.xlaunch starts, so your ~/.profile may not have
> been read.
> For that reason, using 'bash -l -c ""' is preferred and that's what
> start menu links that cygwin installs generally use.
> --
> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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