Cygwin/X: KDE Desktop
Wed May 13 17:22:25 GMT 2020
TL;DR (The Management Summary) : I installed an old version (dated 2016) of
(all of) Cygwin where KDE does give me the 'full desktop' experience
(single MS-Windows window). Is there a desire for follow up (and more
details), in the sense that current Cygwin might be made to work as well ?
On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 6:57 PM Maarten Hoes <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the effort.
> Now that you mentioned that, I seem to be having similar behavior as you:
> Xfce start every time I try it. But now that I tried it some more, LXDE is
> not consistent for me either. Sometimes I get a black screen, sometimes a
> black screen and the right-click-on-background-menu, and sometimes a normal
> working LXDE environment. The first time I try to start LXDE after a reboot
> of my PC seems to work always, and after that I get mostly the black screen
> without pop-up menu. The only thing I seem to be able to reproduce reliably
> with LXDE is the first try after reboot.
> Also, after I have to exit from the 'black screen', I get some remaining
> 'bash.exe' processes left in MS-Windows task manager (regardless of what
> desktop environment/desktop manager I tried to start). Sometimes it seems
> to help if I kill these off before I retry to start LXDE, and sometimes not.
> Thanks again,
> - Maarten
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 6:18 PM Tony Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:11 AM Maarten Hoes via Cygwin <
>> email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I tried a few different Desktop Environments for comparison. At least
>>> GNOME-Openbox, KDE-Openbox, Plasma, and MATE give me a black screen and
>>> taskbar/menu, pop-up menu with right-click on background, etc., but I can
>>> start applications on them if I open a Cygwin prompt through the
>>> Terminal' icon by doing (for example) "export DISPLAY=:0.0 ; xterm".
>>> However, the LXDE and Openbox desktops do give me the familiar things
>>> a start-menu, right-click on desktop pop-up menu).
>>> I have no idea where to even begin with troubleshooting the issue (of
>>> getting KDE or GNOME working). Could it be as simple as some packages
>>> have not been installed ? I installed these desktops by selecting the
>>> packages listed on the Cygwin/X website during the overall Cygwin
>>> installation (setup-x86_64.exe).
>>> Any and all help is appreciated.
>>> - Maarten
>>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 2:38 PM Maarten Hoes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> > Hi,
>>> > When I run XLaunch and choose single window (or use the KDE 'Plasma'
>>> > shortcut), I get a black window (or grey, when also supplying
>>> > but I am not getting a desktop like when I do when I run KDE on Linux
>>> > taskbar/menu, pop-up menu with right-click on background, etc.). Is
>>> there a
>>> > way to do this ? Or am I missing something obvious here ?
>>> > Any and all help is appreciated,
>>> > Thanks in advance,
>>> > - Maarten
>> Sorry I can't provide help, I just wanted to mention that I have related
>> (I think) problems. I only have the LXDE and Xfce desktop environments
>> installed. Xfce starts consistently everytime. LXDE only completely
>> starts every-other-time. I get the black window one time (with a pop-up
>> openbox menu). I can log-out and then the next time I get the full LXDE
>> desktop. There is consistent alternation between the two. LXDE is my
>> preferred desktop, but I tend to use Xfce because of this problem.
>> I thought that there might be some weird interaction in the configuration
>> files used by the different desktop environments so I deleted all the
>> config files (dot files) in my home directory but I still see the same
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