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X on Windows

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 09:42:03 -0300 (CLST)

Ysterday I was at Gemini -
http://www.gemini.edu/gallery/telescope/g0038.html - and found myself
stuck in the control room with only my laptop to work on.

Since it runs Windows and the system I'm developing runs on Unix this was
a problem.  However, it turns out that Cygwin - http://cygwin.com/ - 
which I've used for years (it provides a Unix command line environment on
Windows) has an X server - http://www.cygwin.com/xfree/

Installation is trivial (run the installer from the Cygwin site and select
the X server).  The manual - http://www.cygwin.com/xfree/docs/ug/ - wasn't
much use (if the server ws started with startx /xsession/xserverrc it
crashed after a minute or so) - but if it was started directly from the
command line

XWin &
twm &

then everything worked fine.  A full-screen window appears with the usual
clunky twm menu.  I could ssh to my Unix machine and run X applications
there, with windows appearing on the laptop.  Iraf's xgterm worked fine,
but ds9 - http://hea-www.harvard.edu/RD/ds9/ - failed to connect.

Also, it works nicely with JS Pager -
http://hem.fyristorg.com/jspage/jspager.html - so it was easy to jump from
X to Windows and back.


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