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Re: Getting error message when launching X-Window apps in Cygwin




 Hi,
I think I found out why I faced this problem. When downloading Cygwin, I had chosen "download without installing". This installed only the base package. Later, I followed the instructions at http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/setup.html#setup-cygwin-x-installing to install X server. I think this double installation created some problem.
I just deleted cygwin and reinstalled it. This time I chose, the "Install from internet" option. Surprisingly this time, it showed xorg-server in the "select packages" dialog (the previous time, it did not). So, I just followed the instructions exactly as given in http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/setup.html#setup-cygwin-x-installing and also installed nedit from the packages. 

After running "xinit nedit" from the Cygwin terminal, it runs fine!.
Thanks,Akshay

    On Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:51:31 AM GMT+5:30, akshay chavan <akshay_chavan2003@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:  
 
 Hi,
A newbie to Cygwin here. 
I have installed Cygwin on Windows 10. I have also installed the "nedit" editor as a package while installing cygwin, along with x-org server and other x-windows related stuff. When I open a cygwin console and type startxwin nedit, I get the following error message:
xinit: unable to run server "/usr/bin/XWin": No such file or directory
Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and
that "/usr/bin/XWin" is a program or a link to the right type of server
for your display.  Possible server names include:

    XWin        X Server for the Cygwin environment on Microsoft Windows
    Xvfb        Virtual frame buffer
    Xfake       kdrive-based virtual frame buffer
    Xnest       X server nested in a window on another X server
    Xephyr      kdrive-based nested X server
    Xvnc        X server accessed over VNC's RFB protocol
    Xdmx        Distributed Multi-head X server

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error

What Am I doing wrong? I tried searching for solutions online but couldn't find any. Sorry if this is silly, because I am a newbie to Cygwin.
Thanks
  
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