Cygwin on Windows
- Make sure that your network connection works under MS Windows.
- Install Cygwin on your Windows box. To install go to the website http://cygwin.com. Click on the
setup program. When it starts up the program shows a list of packages
that are part of Cygwin. We recommend installing everything that comes with Cygwin. It should show Default installation option. Click on it once and wait. It will go through the list of packages and then show the option Install (which selects all packages to be installed). If you do not wish to install everything, then make sure to
select at least gcc, ssh and X windows. The default install does not include
- Do not install into the top level C: drive! Choose C:\cygwin or X:\cygwin where X is one of your other drives.
- Start the installation. You have the option to download the
files, which can be convenient if you need to reinstall later. You also
to choose a mirror. Try different mirror sites to get one that is fast.
- After the install is complete, start up bash from your windows
desktop by clicking on the cygwin
icon. In the bash window, type in the command
If you get a message that says the
command not found, then you did not install X windows. Go
back to cygwin.com and start the install again and make sure
that the X
windows package is selected to be installed.
- Once X windows starts up, you will get a couple of terminal
Use the following command to log on to onyx
where loginid is your username on onyx
- After you are logged on to onyx, try the following command
and a little window with the logo should show up on your windows
box. Try out other applications. For example: gvim and konqueror
- If you are doing this as an assignment, take a screenshot and email it to your instructor.