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Re: [vox-tech] using windows pathnames in cygwin
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Re: [vox-tech] using windows pathnames in cygwin

Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Tue 31 Jan 06,  2:02 PM, Micah J. Cowan <micah@cowan.name> said:
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 04:43:21PM -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> > i've never really used cygwin before.  how exactly is X supposed to
>> work?
>> >
>> > i've run 'startx' just because i didn't know what else to do.  got
>> something
>> > that looked like an xterm and was able to run cygwin's gvim from that.
>>  but
>> > it seems ... very unsatisfying.
>> What specifically was unsatisfying?
> To start an X environment, I need to launch a DOS shell running bash.
> That
> gets me an xtermish thing.
> And from that xterm, I run things like gvim or a browser.  I'd like to
> right
> click and choose apps like I do in Enlightenment.  Or use a full GUI env
> like in KDE.
> As it seems, "startx" gives me an xterm from which to launch X apps.  It's
> OK, but I'd like to be able to forget I'm using MS Windows.
>> > is there a way to just let cygwin take over the entire window?
>> I'm not sure I know what you mean, here. Which window?
> Sorry.  The root MS windows window.  In other words, I'd like to be
> staring
> at Enlightenment or perhaps KDE rather than a few apps sprinkled across
> the
> win32 root window.

Well, there's the KDE-Cygwin project, located at:


I've never been able to get it working on any of my WinXP boxen, but other
folks might have better luck.

Richard S. Crawford
"That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
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