KDE on Cygwin - rootless mode

David Fraser kde-cygwin@mail.kde.org
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 11:34:43 +0200

David Orme wrote:

> Hi all,
> I recently got KDE going on Cygwin in the new X11 rootless mode
> (installed last Thursday through Cygwin setup) and had a couple of
> questions:
> - It appears that Konquerer (or is it KDesktop?) in KDE 2 and later 
> opens a full-screen window, thus defeating rootless mode altogether. 
> KFM doesn't do this but instead draws its icons directly on the X root 
> window or maybe uses 1 small window per icon.  In any case, KFM and 
> KDE 1.x works really nicely in Cygwin in rootless mode, including 
> drawing icons nicely on the X root window, but I haven't been able to 
> duplicate this behavior in KDE 2.x.  Does anyone know how to do this? 

Yes, see the thread "seamless x server available" on 2002-10-29 for info 
on how to do this.
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Basic summary:
Edit startkde, change as follows:
[old]  kdeinit kcminit +kdesktop +kicker
[new]  kdeinit kcminit +kicker
then replace the ksmserver command (further down) with kwin