katomic and atomix will not run

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Apr 18 17:15:22 GMT 2020

On 2020-04-18 10:20, Eliot Moss wrote:
> On 4/18/2020 11:40 AM, Phoenix Soul wrote:
>> No, I haven't. What is it and how do I run one?
>> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 3:23 PM Eliot Moss <moss@cs.umass.edu
>> <mailto:moss@cs.umass.edu>> wrote:
>>     On 4/17/2020 5:16 PM, Phoenix Soul via Cygwin wrote:
>>      > I decided that I was going to get katomic and atomix for cygwin, and
>>      > selected the most recent version listed.
>>      > atomix refuses to run and says:
>>      > Unable to init server: Could not connect to
>> <>: Connection refused
>>      >
>>      > (atomix:1495): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
>>      > katomic says:
>>      > QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to
>>      > '/tmp/runtime-warri_000'
>>      > qt.qpa.screen: QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display
>>      > Could not connect to any X display.
>>      > I have already tried using source as well. I have already pinged
>>      > (localhost) to ensure that it does exist. What must be done to fix it.
>>      > Windows version is 8.1, and this is a no admin installation.
>>     ... and you have an X server already running?  Maybe some details
>>     about that end of things will help folks help you ...

Shouldn't those apps also be in X11 categories to be clear?

> Well that explains your error messages :-) ...
> An X server deals with the screen, and X windows applications, such as the
> ones you're trying to run, connect to it to get their stuff displayed.
> The guide to X on Cygwin may be found at https://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/.
> I also find the XLaunch program to be helpful.  Maybe someone else has a
> short cookbook list of things to do or can direct you to particular
> sections of the guide ...

They could be run against a non-Cygwin Xserver anywhere.
I think the Cygwin minimal package list for X is to install package xinit to
pull in everything else needed for a local multi-window X server.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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