can't run cygwin emacs or XWin Server

Ken Brown
Sun Dec 25 23:49:00 GMT 2016

On 12/25/2016 5:59 PM, mike wrote:
> On 25/12/2016 15:13, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> On 25/12/2016 13:55, mike wrote:
>>> I run 32 bit cygwin on a 64 bit machine running Windows 7.
>>> I used to get an XWin Server terminal running bash at startup (logging
>>> into Windows) from which I could run the emacs packaged in cygwin.
>>> After a round of updates I don't get the terminal window at startup and
>>> if I try to manually launch it it fails to launch and AFAICT if I try to
>>> run emacs from a command prompt I get the native version of emacs that I
>>> also have installed and not the cygwin one.  The shortcut for XWin
>>> Server is
>>>    C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe

startxwin.exe doesn't exist any more.  It's been replaced by a script 
/usr/bin/startxwin.  And, as Marco said, it doesn't start an xterm 
automatically any more.  See


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