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Install cygwin tools and xfree86.

Username@CygwinHost ~
$ cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc

If you would like to use window-maker then add to .xinitrc

exec wmaker

Start xserver with startx.

To set a non-US keyboard copy from debian-linux /usr/share/xmodmap/ to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap.

How do I get bash to display accents and/or umlauts?

Add the following two lines to .inputrc in your Cygwin home directory (e.g. /home/harold/):

set output-meta On # to show 8-bit characters
set convert-meta Off # to show it as character, not the octal representation

wmaker crashes when using dos-linefeed

see: * *

you can find a workaround on:

Download from this page. Do the following:

    unzip -a

(the "-a" converts Unix line endings to DOS line endings), and then run the post-install script:

    bash -fresh

Copy to your home directory: