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start a GUI linux program under cygwin

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start a GUI linux program under cygwin


Howto start a GUI linux program under Cygwin?
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Re: start a GUI linux program under cygwin


quite simple:
- start cygwin shell session

- start X win session from within cygwin shell: startx

- if not already configured, allow access to X win session from remote host(s): xhost +

- open a session to machine you want to run GUI application from (telnet, ssh ...)

- set DISPLAY env variable pointing to the machine where cygwin X win session runs: export DISPLAY=:0

- start your GUI app: xclock