Windows 7 cygwin can not run on windows 7 anymore ?

#1
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 ?
 


#2
it runs ok when i update to version windows 7 build 7000 :razz:
 


#3
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
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
 


Theo

New Member
#5
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
works great on 7000
 


#7
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
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
 


whoosh

Cooler King
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#9
I've tried useing Nero and MyDVD on W7 and it wont allow them to work due to compatability issues.........frustrating!
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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#10
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
i dont quite understand what i should do
 


#11
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 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
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:

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


sledgas

Senior Member
#13
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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