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
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. I’m still looking though.