Starting X Under Cygwin

This is just a quick note to myself so I can delete it from my desktop. After installing the X server from Cygwin, the server can be launched using

$ XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-err

to let Windows handle the windowing. To launch X at log in, use /bin/run. This boils down to creating a shortcut and setting the target to

C:\Programs\CygWin\bin\run.exe XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error

Then, place the short cut in the start up directory.

Edit: Desktop Environment

To use a desktop environment, follow these notes. KDE appears to work out of the box. The Gnome and Mate desktops are not working yet. It appears like the Gnome session looks in /home/userid/ instead of $HOME. Iā€™m still looking though.

Written on January 18, 2016