Cygwin make OpenBox start

To make OpenBox GUI desktop environment start when you type startx in Cygwin:

  1. install Openbox. From Windows Command Prompt:
    setup-x86_64 -P openbox
  2. in Cygwin, create/edit ~/.xinitrc

    exec openbox-session
  3. reopen Cygwin window and start Openbox desktop environment by
  4. Open Terminal, etc. by right clicking in the grey desktop that opens.

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //