Cygwin-X shortcut no longer works after recent updates
Henry S. Thompson
Mon Mar 2 16:57:00 GMT 2020
Jon Turney writes:
> On 28/02/2020 07:21, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> After the recent upgrades to cygwin 3.1.4, perl, etc. I have found that the
>> Cygwin-X Startup, Start Menu, and Task Bar shortcuts no longer work, although I
>> can start Cygwin-X by running startxwin from a mintty window.
> Two copies of xinit suggests to me that it is getting stuck somewhere
> in the cygwin fork/exec of /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc (which in turn
> starts ~/.startxwinrc if it exists) to start clients.
A bit more detail, from pstree -Aap:
| `-xinit,2058 /home/ht/.startxwinrc -- /usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -auth ...
| |-XWin,2059 :0 -multiwindow -auth /home/ht/.serverauth.2027
>> My .startxwinrc is a copy of /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc with addition of the
>> minnty terminal startup in bg before leaving xwin-xdg-menu running in fg.
Mine was just a two-liner, changing it to none or
/etc/X11/xint/startxwinrc has no effect.
Aha. A similar problem occurs with xemacs when launched from a shortcut
H:\C64\bin\run.exe -p /home/ht/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin /usr/local/bin/xemacs-21.5-b34.exe
The common denominator is clearer run.exe -- does that give anyone a
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