In cygwin if I type startx -- -multiwindow -clipboard and in my .xinitrc have
exec xfwm4 &
exec xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name login i get a terminal.
Any help is greatly appreciated!! TIA The desktop looks very cool and the mouse works with different dialogs popping up, but the applications won't launch.
Then if I type dbus-launch startxfce4 at the xterm window, I get a desktop with these errors appearing in xterm:
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :31
/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 171: ssh-agent: command not found
1 [main] xfce4-session 6244 child_info_fork::abort: cygz.dll: Loaded to different address: parent(0x320000) != child(0x2B0000)
1 [main] xfce4-session 5736 child_info_fork::abort: cygz.dll: Loaded to different address: parent(0x320000) != child(0x3A0000)
1 [main] xfce4-session 6444 child_info_fork::abort: cygz.dll: Loaded to different address: parent(0x320000) != child(0x2B0000)
xfdesktop: starting up
1 [main] xfce4-session 6452 child_info_fork::abort: cygz.dll: Loaded to different address: parent(0x320000) != child(0x2B0000)
** (xfce4-session:6688): WARNING **: Unable to launch "/usr/lib/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd" (specified by autostart/xfce4-notifyd.desktop): Failed to fork (Resource temporarily unavailable)
(xfce4-settings-helper:6480): xfce4-settings-helper-WARNING **: Failed to get the _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS property.
(xfdesktop:6592): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error
(xfdesktop:6592): libxfce4ui-WARNING **: Disconnected from session manager.
I think I am getting closer now. I put in dbus-launch startxfce and in the .initrc xfwm4 last. I noticed in the task manager in windows when I use that method many xfce processes are loaded but with a blank screen. I will work on it this evening. 17:30 GMT -5 thanks
okay... i give up for now.
the closest I got was desktop loading with the panel and orage working. the applications wouldnt launch and they said failed to fork a child. it kept saying trying to open in /usr/bin but in cygwin it seems to locate things in just bin.
the only way I could consistently get the desktop to load with albeit limited functionality was to rename xfce4-sesssion to something else.
i wish i knew how to get the applications to launch.
thanks and hope you have a good week.