So from this link, I entered in the cygwin shell:
and an x-shell opened. From here I can run
gnuplot -persist test.plt
and it works. Is this how you are doing it? Is there a way to have ‘x’
active but working within the cygwin shell? The next step (which got us
started on this whole process) would be to try to run a ruby/gnuplot
program. Will being in the x shell complicate this?
well startx is a command that , in Linux, gives you access to a
interface (so people live happily with a command line, for most of their
I am not exactly an expert on Cygwin settings, so I just responded to
original email, after having tried the commands I wrote on my Cygwin
Maybe this is a DISPLAY variable setting thing which was done
in my setup but not in yours… But when you’ve got it startx working,
you’re in Cygwin and perfectly all right. You can go on from there.
From what you’ve written, Cygwin runs ok (using startx), you can start
and Ruby individually.
So now, the only things you must make sure now is to conform to both
Ruby and Gnuplot syntax :-).