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Re: Cygwin emacs - does it work?

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Cygwin emacs - does it work?
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 13:41:21 +0200
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Stephen Leake wrote:
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

Miles Bader wrote:
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
I just out of curiosity installed Cygwin Emacs. Now I am more curious
about why this version of Emacs is there.
It certainly _used_ to work just fine, and is of course quite useful for
using with a cygwin installation.

I've only installed it from the standard cygwin package though...
[about 7 months ago]

I just installed the cygwin Emacs for X. I have never used X.

I use this for reading email with Gnus at work, because the mail
server requires 'starttls', which I could only get to work via Cygwin.

When I try to start Emacs now I get the rather incomprehensible:

  $ emacs
  emacs: Cannot connect to X server localhost:0.0.
  Check the DISPLAY environment variable or use `-d'.
  Also use the `xhost' program to verify that it is set to permit
  connections from your machine.


You need to start the X server first. I use:

export DISPLAY=

XWin -clipboard -multiwindow -multimonitors -silent-dup-error -logverbose 0 &

Thanks. That made it a bit more clear.

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