Windows 7 cygwin can not run on windows 7 anymore ?

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  1. phamtuanchip

    phamtuanchip New Member

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    i tried setup cygwin to run and use maven 2 to build some projects, but it can not run, only stay still with command line window, does anyone have got the same ?
     
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    phamtuanchip New Member

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    it runs ok when i update to version windows 7 build 7000 :razz:
     
  3. GoTerpsGo

    GoTerpsGo New Member

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    Unable to run Cygwin X

    I've installed Win 7 build 7000 and was able to put on Cygwin with X. However I am unable to run any X apps even as administrator. Has anyone been able to run X?

    tia,

    - Joe
     
  4. jimbo45

    jimbo45 New Member

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    Hi there
    I didn't have any trouble with it either -- I tried running an old MVS mainframe emulator (Hercules) on the PC with some old 3270 - actually 3278/3279 (4 color IBM terminals) terminal emulation . This needs cygwin to work and the GUI (X application) worked fine.
    Worked a treat.
    Not sure what the problem is --perhaps you can include some screen dumps.
    cheers
    jimbo
     
  5. Theo

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    programs dont work

    I've tried useing Nero and MyDVD on W7 and it wont allow them to work due to compatability issues.........frustrating!
     
  6. merrix

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    works great on 7000
     
  7. Backslash

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    I'm using windows 7 build 7077 and cygwin doesnt seem to work.
    I've installed the correct packages and when I go to cmd and type in: set path="c:\cygwin\bin" then gcc it displays that its not recognizable.
    So is it true that windows 7 can't support cygwin?
     
  8. jimbo45

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    insred of via set path try and change to the command path directly and then type gcc.
    I haven't used gcc under cygwin but other apps work such as my MVS mainframe emulator.

    incidently typing cd o:\ for example still leaves you in C:\users\username

    You need to type o:\ for example now.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
  9. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Yes Nero works on windows 7 are you using an older Nero version that just may be the problem ?

    Good luck with that :)

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    i dont quite understand what i should do
     
  11. Radenight

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    I have also had much sucess with Nero (8 Ultra Edition to be exact) on both the Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 and the Windows 7 RC build 7100.. :)
     
  12. mmoo9154

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    Cygwin Working (mostly) Under Win7 Build 7100

    I've done a clean install of Cygwin, and it works for me. Here's the output of

    Code:
    > uname -a
     CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 mambo-5 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-06-12 19:34 i686 Cygwin
    I do have a problem with filename expansion (aka globbing). For instance, "ls" in my home directory work, but "ls *" generates the following error message:

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    > ls *
    ls: cannot access *: No such file or directory
    Has anyone else seen this problem?
     
  13. sledgas

    sledgas Senior Member

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    The current cygwin released version (1.7.*, not the old 1.5*) runs fine on Win7. I'm guessing your problem is that your home directory in /etc/passwd is set to /home/<username>, and /home is a directory under /cygwin.

    You can either fiddle around with junctions and make /home point to the right place for the windows /user structure, but if you don't understand what this means I wouldn't recommend that.

    Your other choice would be to change your home directory in /etc/passwd. Try the following in your bash shell:

    cd /etc
    vi passwd

    then find the line with your user account and change /home/<username> to be /cygdrive/c/Users/<username>/Documents

    write the file :)wq!), close the bash shell and open a new one.
     

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