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From: Will Cladek <>
Subject: Using run.exe to start XWin with different display number
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:10:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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This is probably a dumb question with a simple solution, but I'm trying to start multiple XWin servers on a Win8 box with each having a different display number.  The default Windows shortcut to start the X server is:

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe

When I open a regular cygwin terminal, I can run the following command

bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe -- :1"

and get an X server listening on display :1 (or whatever number I put there).

However, when I alter the Windows shortcut to the following, or run the following command from a Windows command prompt

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe -- :1"

it gives me an X server always with display :0.

Why would it be ignoring the -- :1 part when starting with run.exe?  Is there something I need to change about that command to get it to work from Windows command prompt/a shortcut?



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2013-10-17 13:10 Will Cladek [this message]
2013-10-17 21:33 ` Charles Wilson

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