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From: Mark Hansen <>
Subject: Problem launching XTerm on new Cygwin installation
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:57:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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I just installed the 64-bit version of Cygwin on both a desktop PC and a laptop PC.
On the desktop, everything worked as expected without problems. On the laptop, I
have the following problems:

When I launch a shell window, I get the following error:

Your group is currently "mkgroup". This indicates that neither your gid nor your pgsid is in /etc/group.

Also, when I try to launch an XTerm, I get the following message in the XTerm window for
just a few seconds and then the window goes away:

/cygdrive/c/Apps/cygwin/bin/xterm: Could not exec XTERM_SHELL=XTERM_SHELL=: No such file or directory

I'm starting the XWin Server using a shortcut with the following:

         /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c
         "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe -- -emulate3buttons -multiwindow -clipboard -swcursor"

I'm starting the XTerm using a shortcut with the following:

         -p /usr/X11R6/bin xterm +tb -sb -sl 5000 -display -ls /bin/zsh -l

I've searched for this XTERM_SHELL error, but can't find anything. Can anybody help me?


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             reply	other threads:[~2014-03-07 19:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-03-07 19:57 Mark Hansen [this message]
2014-03-07 21:50 ` Thomas Dickey
2014-03-07 22:04   ` Mark Hansen
2014-03-07 22:12     ` Thomas Dickey
2014-03-07 23:37       ` Mark Hansen
2014-03-08  0:36         ` Thomas Dickey
2014-03-08  0:43           ` Mark Hansen
2014-03-07 22:00 ` Mark Hansen
2014-03-16 18:48 ` Mark Hansen

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