[ESS] ESS installation with cygwin needs unsetting DISPLAY
nj7w at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 17:05:05 CEST 2007
I am facing a problem in ESS installation when using with cygwin. Here are the steps that I followed:
- unzipped .tgz ess file
- added the ess path in init.el
- Modiffied /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lisp/ess-5.3.5/lisp/essd-r-args.el file to comment the tooltip lines:
(require 'tooltip)); for tooltip-show
When I start cygwin and type,
xemacs a.R -f R &
it asks me for the starting R directory to which I press enter and then I get the message "Process R is not running"
However, when I open another xterm and do: "unset DISPLAY", the above command works fine (though several times, it hangs and then i have to restart cygwin).
The difference in the two xemacs sessions is that 1st one (with default DISPLAY set to 127.0.0.1:0.0), xemacs opens with grey background (much like default unix xemacs) whereas after unsetting DISPLAY, I get xemacs with white background (much like native xemacs on windows).
Is this a bug or am I missing something?
Comedy with an Edge to see what's on, when.
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