Cygwin/X User's Guide

Harold L Hunt, II

Jon Turney

Copyright (c) 2000 Harold L Hunt II. Copyright © 2009-2017 Jon Turney. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

Table of Contents
1. Cygwin/X Overview
Windowing mode
2. Setting Up Cygwin/X
Installing Cygwin/X
3. Using Cygwin/X
Starting Cygwin/X
Starting in multiwindow mode (startxwin)
Starting an X desktop environment session or X window manager in windowed mode
Starting an X session with XLaunch
Starting in windowed mode (startx)
Notes for advanced users
Obsolete startup methods
Displaying local clients
Switching out of Cygwin/X
Stopping Cygwin/X
Window managers
Windows Clipboard integration
Shared memory support
Displaying remote clients
Secure ssh
Insecure telnet or rsh (Not recommended)
Remote sessions via XDMCP
OpenGL (GLX)
Input internationalization
Compose key ('Multi_key')
Input Method Editors (IMEs)
Terminal Server or Fast User Switching
Customizing the notification area icon menu
4. Configuring Cygwin/X
Configuration overview
Command line parameters
XWinrc configuration file
A. GNU Free Documentation License
List of Tables
3-1. Summary of OpenGL rendering options