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Old 05-29-2003, 10:07 AM   #1
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Problems with cygwin and kde

Yello people !!!

I' ve just signed in and I'm very happy.

My machine is a P4 with win xp.

I've three (3) questions to address to the world:

After installing cygwin (binary), do I have to do any extra configuring?
When running cygwin.bat I get a

bash: test: too many arguments

message before the prompt. Why is this happening? Should I be disturbed?
I installed KDE, following the instructions I found at

When I type in the last command

startx &

I get a

[1] 1784
blahblah@moreblahblah[~] $ bash: startx: command not found

(then it stops. I then hit enter and spits out...)

[1]+ Exit 127 startx
blahblah@moreblahblah[~] $

(note: the number 127 changes after every execution)

What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by delphibug; 05-29-2003 at 10:09 AM.
Old 05-29-2003, 01:02 PM   #2
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Before you can run kde, you should have installed the X server. The X server supplies the environment for windowmanagers. KDE just takes care of windows.

Check to see if there's an X server available for cygwin (i'm not sure one exists/runs with windows)


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