I use CYGWIN a lot with 64-bit Windows 7 and have been transitioning from 32-bit CYGWIN to 64-bit CYGWIN primarily in hopes of avoiding repeated STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION errors.
If I could set up 64-bit CYGWIN (= C64) to behave exactly the same way as my 32-bit CYGWIN (= C32) set up I would, but the applications don't match up exactly and they don't behave exactly the same way. One difference I notice is that opening a urxvt in C64 creates a separate button associated with the Cygwin/X server process in the taskbar, whereas opening an rxvt in C32 does not. (rxvt is not available as a C64 application, but I would expect urxvt to operate similarly). In both cases an icon for the Cygwin/X server process shows up in the notification area. Both are started from a Windows shortcut: C32 target: C:\win32app\cygwin\bin\run.exe C:\win32app\cygwin\rxvtermX.bat C64 target: C:\win64app\cygwin\bin\run.exe C:\win64app\cygwin\urxvtermX.bat The batch files that run are similar. Both start 'XWin' if it is not already running, then run 'rxvt/urxvt'. Contents of 'rxvterm.bat' (C32): ================================= @echo off C: chdir C:\win32app\cygwin\bin ps -ef | grep /usr/bin/XWin > nul if ERRORLEVEL 1 ( start /DC:\win32app\cygwin\bin /B XWin -multiwindow ) set DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 rxvt -fn 10x20 -sl 10000 +sr -fg yellow -bg navyblue -title "RXVTerm w/X" -e /usr/bin/bash --login -i Contents of 'urxvterm.bat' (C64): ================================= @echo off C: chdir C:\win64app\cygwin\bin ps -ef | grep /usr/bin/XWin > nul if ERRORLEVEL 1 ( start /DC:\win64app\cygwin\bin /B XWin -multiwindow ) set DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 urxvt -fn 10x20 -sl 10000 +sr -fg yellow -bg navyblue -title "URXVTerm w/X" -e /usr/bin/bash --login -i I prefer NOT to have the taskbar button for the Cygwin/X server process show up. Having an icon show up in the notification area is cleaner. Why are they behaving differently? Is there a way to make the urxvt version (C64) behave like the rxvt version (C32)? John Ottusch -- Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html Documentation: http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ FAQ: http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/