I have Cygwin/X installed on a Win7 box. I also have an Ubuntu VM running on the Win7 host.
If I do the following:
- Start Xming on the Win7 box
- Start mate-terminal under Cygwin/X
then mate-terminal starts up with very crappy-looking fonts and a blinking cursor. (I'm using "Monospace 10" in mate-terminal.)
If I then do:
- Use putty to ssh into the Ubuntu VM (fowarding the X connection)
- Run gnome-settings-daemon on the Ubuntu VM
then the fonts in mate-terminal suddenly become much better looking and the cursor stops blinking (probably because I've configured it that way in Ubuntu.)
How can I get the better-looking fonts and the ability to set cursor-blinks option for mate-terminal under Cygwin/X without having to run the Ubuntu VM?
FWIW, I have Xming-fonts-7-5-0-4 installed.
Update: Starting Xming with '-dpi 101' as suggested here helps, but the fonts are still not anti-aliased.
Update: Figured out the cursor blink problem... added this:
<entry name="cursor_blink_mode" mtime="1346104804" type="string"> <stringvalue>off</stringvalue> </entry>
to the file
when mateconfd is not running.