This works for me with
- DISPLAY=:0 at toplevel Windows (DOS) level
- Cygwin bin (last) in the Windows (DOS) path
The desktop link is
One essential point is to use UTF-8
I have LC_ALL=de_DE.utf8 both at Windows (DOS) and Cygwin level (though
Windows level is not optimal if you use mingw64 GUI applications).
If things do not work you can execute from Windows (DOS) cmd and check
the exit code. There is an internet page for explaining them.
Am 02.09.2019 um 07:14 schrieb Amadeus WM via cygwin:
> I installed cygwin 3.0.7 about 2 weeks ago and everything seems fine.
> I start the X server from the command line with startxwin.
> What I'd like to do is to set up a desktop shortcut for
> gnome-terminal. I have defined the DISPLAY=":0.0" option in windows,
> and from mintty I can start gnome-terminal with no problems. I tried
> to set up a windows shortcut with this command:
> C:\cygwin64\bin\gnome-terminal.exe --display=":0.0" --
> C:\cygwin64\bin\bash --login -i
> I also tried different variations on this, e.g. do not tell it to run
> bash at all,
> run bash, but specify the POSIX path, etc.
> The result is always the same: a window pops up for a fraction of a
> second and disappears.
> What do I need to do to get the gnome-terminal shortcut working? Like
> the mintty
> (cygwin-terminal) is working.