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How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?

Whenever I start Cygwin's X server using the "XWin Server" link in my Start menu, or by running startxwin from a Cygwin shell, I automatically get an xterm window appearing, which I neither want nor ...
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Cygwin X on high DPI

On my Windows 10 Surface Pro (2736x1824 resolution), whenever I connect via PuTTY to an Ubuntu 14.04 server and run Eclipse or gVim over Cygwin X, the text and windows are extremely small. I can drag ...
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Starting xterm under Cygwin from the Start Menu

I'm running Cygwin under Windows 7. How can I create a start menu entry (or desktop shortcut) to start xterm? Currently, I have to start the Cygwin/X server, and each time I want a new xterm, I have ...
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When trying to connect remote clients to Cygwin/X, I get 'Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified'

I just installed Cygwin/X and I launch it with startxwin -- -listen tcp to allow remote clients to connect to it through tcp. However, remote clients fail to connect to the remote display with the ...
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Always run X11 on Windows 10?

I have Cygwin-X installed on my Windows 10 machine. When I run XLaunch, everything starts up fine. What I would like, though, for X11 to start up, and stay running, when Windows starts, and to ...
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Eclipse running slow over Cygwin ssh

I use Cygwin running under Windows XP to make an X Windows ssh connection to a RedHat server. I’ve run a few applications through the Cygwin/X interface, and they perform fine. However, the main ...
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Copying files in a pipeline using cygwin bash shellscript

I need to select certain files in a directory and copy them to another directory using a cygwin script but I cannot get the syntax for the copy. i.e. for i in cat boards do ls -t $work |grep ^$i |...
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How do I open a file in Cygwin Emacs from Windows?

I am trying to make Windows open text files in Emacs, which I have installed under Cygwin. I have followed these instructions: and created a bat file like this: @echo off chdir C:\LocalApp\cygwin\bin ...
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Multiple Putty and Cygwin/X sessions not working

I'm trying to connect multiple Putty Sessions at once, and have a single CygwinX server running on my machine. The first putty session i open is able to successfully launch a gnome-terminal, proving ...
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start X window applications with Cygwin+Xming or CygwinX on Windows 7 64-bit?

I followed the instructions from previous posts on superuser to try and install cygwin including xorg-server as well as trying the alternative of bringing up X windows using Xming (including setting ...
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how do i install pip in cygwin? [closed]

I want to install pip in cygwin (Windows 10). When I try that I get the comment that the destination file is missing. So how can I choose file? Is there any way to see the entire file system in cygwin?...
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cygwin at-spi-bus-launcher and xwin-xdg-menu high cpu

Running cygwin/X I see at-spi-bus-launcher and xwin-xdg-menu are using most of the cpu. There are two instances of xwin-xdg-menu. Between the three of them there isn't much left for anything else. ...
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An issue with ncview (netCDF visual browser) on cygwin - windows 10

I have an issue with ncview on cygwin. Can anyone help? I have installed cygwin on windows 10 and followed the instructions on Ncview under Windows. my output from ./configure and make install are ...
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Is Cygwin 2.0.2 supported on Windows Server 2016?

I need some small clarification on Cygwin and Windows compatibility. Is cygwin 2.0.2 compatible with Windows Server 2016? Or do need to get the latest version of Cygwin?
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How can I start urxvt as a child of a running XWin instance?

I have configured XWin to start automatically at logon, this gives me a tray icon where I can launch X apps that will be children of the XWin instance and have their environment correclty set just ...
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Xming and Cygwin/X

For the sole purpose of remotely accessing X applications on Linux from a Windows machine: What are the differences between Xming and Cygwin/X? (e.g. in terms of speed/features). Do they satisfy the ...
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cygwin-x applications not starting

After installing Cygxin-X, X applications won't run: $ xman /usr/bin/xman.exe: error while loading shared libraries: ?: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ xcalc /usr/bin/...
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I know base 2 and base 10 , MB and MiB, but i'm not understanding the byte counts shown for a directory, by du and by windows explorer

The du command shows 43G in use. I'm not sure whether that's base 2 in the sense of 2^30 or if it's base 10, in the sense of 10^9. But anyhow - Running this du command from cygwin, to see the size ...
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How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin?

How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin? Programers Dvorak works fine on my windows 10 host machine. However, when I type into X11 apps launched locally or remotely, I only get ...
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Adjust grep command to avoid 'extra' lines

I have to find some text inside zipped files. I am using Cygwin. Some zipped files are empty. Obviously I don't want to have 'noisy' information about those 'empty zip files' at all. E.g. find . -...
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Hiding/Removing Cygwin/X 'Start' Menu icon from showing on Windows Desktop

I'm running Cygwin/X (with qt3) under windows 7, and in a modal style, fixed in the top left of my desktop, I have this annoying X icon, which presents me with a cygwin/X/Start menu, style list of ...
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How to run X/Cygwin without first running cygwin.bat?

To run any GUI program, I need first run a startxwin, which has no EXE extension. So I need first run cygwin.bat. startxwin only starts GUI terminal by default, so I am obliged to run 2 intermediate ...
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How to install Cygserver

I'm programming in UNIX, so I'm using Cygwin. But functions of IPC does not work on it, just in Cygserver. How can I install it? I'm looked in google and did not find any concrete information. Thanks ...
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getting Ubuntu-quality fonts / configuration under Cygwin/X

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 ...
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cygwin: rename subdirectories in home

Upon fresh installation of cygwin and xwin start, I got subdirectories such as $ ls Bilder Dokumente Downloads Musik Öffentlich Schreibtisch Videos Vorlagen I don't know who created these ...
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Send windows key over xfreerdp running in cygwin X

I am using a cygwin installation with xorg-server, xinit and freerdp installed (nothing special configured). When I start startx from the cygwin shell, an X environment opens (huge black window with ...
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How to change the Start Menu shortcut action for all users in Windows 10?

I set up a Cygwin/X environment in my Windows 10 computer and it created a Start Menu shortcut for all users, named XWin Server. However, I need to change the shortcut to enable TCP connections. To ...
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How to pass a windows path with spaces to cygwin bash

I am connecting to a windows server (2012R2 64 bit) running cygwin (latest version that i downloaded from cygwin.com yesterday) using putty. I am trying to run cmd.exe and pass the cmd.exe a command ...
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switch to x server window using alt tab program switcher

For x server (Cygwin X server hosted on windows platform) the alt-tab program switcher does not work. The x server window (in my case gvim) does not show up in the list of windows when using alt-tab. ...
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What changed with Cygwin from 1.7 to 2.5?

I upgraded my Cygwin and I'm having a little trouble. As usual, an upgrade utterly breaks everything that is part of my standard workflow. I figured out the Menu issue, however, my xterm no longer ...