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From: Marco Atzeri <>
Subject: Re: Need help to replicate old behavior of my X setup scripts with latest Xfree86 update
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:17:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 12/23/2014 7:24 PM, Ben Richards wrote:
> Up until the recent update to xinit-1.3.4-1 which overhauled X session
> handling, I had my session set up nicely for my purposes. With the
> following code in my .zshrc and an empty .startxwinrc, when I launched
> Cygwin, Xwin.exe would start on display :0.0, it would set the
> $DISPLAY variable, and automatically kill the X server when I exited
> that terminal. I like mintty so this let me use that as my shell.
> .zshrc contents:
> =============
> startxwin &> xserver.log
> x_start_success=$?
> if [[ $x_start_success == 0 ]]; then
>     export DISPLAY=:0.0
>     pid=`ps | grep '/usr/bin/XWin' | awk '{print $1;}'`
>     alias kill_xwin="kill $pid"
>     if [[ $TMUX == "" ]] && [[ $x_start_success == 0 ]]; then
>      alias exit="kill $pid ; \exit"
>     fi
> fi
> The aforementioned update disrupted this flow so I’m wondering if
> anyone has any suggestions on how I can regain a similar sort of
> functionality. I don’t like using xterm in Cygwin and would like to
> keep using mintty as my main terminal interface.

try putting "sleep inf" in .startxwinrc
It should simulate the old behaviour


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-23 18:24 Ben Richards
2014-12-23 19:17 ` Marco Atzeri [this message]
2014-12-24 17:47   ` Jacob Niehus
2015-01-09 18:55   ` Benjamin Richards

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