I discovered Cygwin recently and thought it might make my life on a
Windows based system a little more interesting in that I could actually
write a few scripts to do a few useful bits and bobs. I have close on
20 years experience of using Unix and Linux in my workplace, albeit not
as someone who installed software and configured systems etc, just
someone who used it for writing code and doing day to day tasks.
problem? I'm having a nightmare trying to get KDE to run on Cygwin.
Despite installing X11 and every KDE package in the KDE dropdown
available to me when I run setup.exe, I don't seem to get a startkde
file anywhere in any directory (I have looked hard, I promise!) and
can't fire up KDE. X11 is installed and startx works and fires up a very
old fashioned Xwindow type system which looks like what I used back in
1995. Have I missed out on installing something which isn't in the KDE
or X11 dropdowns which is vital? Or should my approach work and has
something just gone wrong in the install process? Hints and advice would
be very welcome- I'm on the verge of giving up!