[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xorg-server-1.19.0-1 (TEST)

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Nov 19 15:54:00 GMT 2016

[Please keep the discussion on the mailing list.]

On 11/19/2016 9:19 AM, Tim Prince wrote:
> On 11/19/2016 8:42 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 11/18/2016 6:52 PM, Tim Prince wrote:
>>> On 11/18/2016 2:21 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> On 11/18/2016 1:35 PM, Tim Prince wrote:
>>>>> On 11/18/2016 10:31 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
>>>>>> The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:
>>>>>> *** xorg-server-*1.19.0-1
>>>>> I still haven't learned how to make it start on Win8.1 or 10:
>>>> [...]
>>>>> But I don't see it opening an X display, and the taskbar icon
>>>>> disappears
>>>>> after a few seconds.  May be missing the important user advice.
>>>> Have you looked for the xwin-xdg-icon in your hidden icons?  It's a
>>>> black C superimposed over a green X.
>>>> Ken
>>> The icon stays up in the hidden icons. but seems to have little use.
>> Don't you get a menu when you click on it?
> That menu has the option to shut down xserver or view documentation but
> not to open an xterm.

I don't think we're talking about the same icon.  The one I referred to 
is a black C superimposed over a green X, and it has many options to 
start programs, including XTerm (under System Tools).  It's started by 
the xwin-xdg-icon program, which in turn is started by 
/etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc (unless you have a ~/.startxwinrc that 
overrides it).  Does 'ps' show that xwin-xdg-icon is running?


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