[GRASS-windows] cygwin question

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue Feb 10 05:01:40 EST 2009

dbormpou wrote:

> i am having problems with the Grass 6.3 cygwin
> After a lot of searching i managed to start the graphical interface.
> The problem im having is that i cannot change wich window i am viewing.
> i cannot move the around and once the map display is on top of the display
> manager i cannot do anything. Any help would be appreciated.

It sounds like you are running in single-window mode without a window

I suggest adding the -multiwindow switch when starting X, e.g.:

	$ startx -- -multiwindow -clipboard

The -multiwindow flag causes each X window to use a separate Windows
window. The -clipboard flag enables copy/paste between X applications
and Windows applications.

Alternatively, you can type "twm &" in the xterm window to start the
twm window manager (it's primitive, but enough to let you move and
resize windows). If mwm is installed, you can use that instead; it's a
bit less primitive

[Don't use both -multiwindow and a window manager.]

Also: some programs will get confused if NumLock is on.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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