The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The development work is being done in conjunction with the freedesktop.org community. The X.Org Foundation is the educational non-profit corporation whose Board serves this effort, and whose Members lead this work. The current X.Org release is X11R7.7. The next major release will be X11R7.8. Wiki - Home
NEdit is a multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System, which combines a standard, easy to use, graphical user interface with the thorough functionality and stability required by users who edit text eight hours a day. It provides intensive support for development in a wide variety of languages, text processors, and other tools, but at the same time can be used productively by just about anyone who needs to edit text. NEdit, which is entirely a volunteer effort, benefits from a strong developer and user community. NEdit - the multi-purpose X Window System editor
Xresources is a user-level configuration dotfile, typically located at ~/.Xresources. It can be used to set X resources, which are configuration parameters for X client applications. They can do many operations, including: defining terminal colours configuring terminal preferences setting DPI, antialiasing, hinting and other X font settings changing the Xcursor theme theming xscreensaver altering preferences on low-level X applications (xclock (xorg-xclock), xpdf, rxvt-unicode, etc.) Note: Using ~/.Xdefaults is deprecated, so this article will only refer to resources loaded with xrdb Getting started Xdefaults
Described below are several methods of starting up the Cygwin/X X Server with a startup utility that optionally starts initial clients (for example, a terminal or a window manager) and performs X server configuration (for example, loading a keyboard modifier map). Starting Cygwin/X in multiwindow mode (startxwin) Use the custom XWin startup utility startxwin startxwin is included in the xinit package (installed by following the instructions in the Section called Installing Cygwin/X in Chapter 2), which starts the X server in multiwindow mode along with a single X terminal. Run startxwin by: using the "XWin Server" shortcut under "Cygwin-X" on the Start Menu Starting /usr/bin/startxwin in a Cygwin shell: Using Cygwin/X
Manpage of XWIN Section: File Formats (5)Updated: xorg-server 1.14.1IndexReturn to Main Contents XWinrc- XWin Server Resource Configuration File. The X Server for the X Window System on the Cygwin/X environment running on Microsoft Windows, XWin can be optionally configured with the XWinrc file. A system-wide configuration file should be placed in /etc/X11/system.XWinrc, a per-user file should be put at $HOME/.XWinrc.
Manpage of STARTXWIN Section: User Commands (1)Updated: xinit 1.3.2IndexReturn to Main Contents startxwin - Cygwin XWin server initializer startxwin [ [ client ] client_options ... ] [ -- [ display ] server_options ... ] The startxwin program is used to start the Cygwin XWin server in multi-window mode and a first client program. If no specific client program is given on the command line, startxwin will look for a file in the user's home directory called .startxwinrc to run as a shell script to start up client programs. If no such file exists, startxwin will use the following as a default:
FAQs for Cygwin
.screenrc examples When screen is invoked, it executes initialization commands that are contained in two files "/etc/screenrc" and ".screenrc" in the user's home directory. These defaults can be overridden in the following ways: For the global screenrc file screen searches for the environment variable $SYSSCREENRC (this override feature may be disabled at compile-time). The user specific screenrc file is searched for in $SCREENRC, then $HOME/.screenrc
News X server 1.14 and X.Org X11 Release 7.7 are now included in the Cygwin 1.7 release. Details are available in the announcements here and here. Users upgrading from monolithic X (Release 6.9 and earlier, installed prior to November 2008) should also see the announcement about modular X. 2013-Jun-10 Cygwin/X
6.1. X11Forwarding does not work with OpenSSH under Cygwin Try adding the -v option to ssh, which often pinpoints the reason for a connection problem. From the ssh man-page : -v Verbose mode. X Frequently Asked Questions
Window Managers for X: FVWM License: GPL Activity Rating: High Fvwm, developed by Robert Nation, was once dominant in the window manager stakes, especially in the Linux community. It borrows heavily from Tom LaStrange's famous twm window manager, which was the first ICCCM-compliant window manager to be written.
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