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General Information

A X Windows port designed for Microsoft Operating Systems. This program allows to to access the programs that are contained in the CVL cluster in Whittemore on campus.

Installing and Setting Up Cygwin/X to access the CVL over the internet

(fg.1) Click on this image to see install options.
(fg.1) Click on this image of the install locations window.


Step 1 You need to download Cygwin/X. from their website. You can do so by clicking here. Make sure you save the Setup file to somewhere that you know how to get to. (for example the Desktop)
Step 2 Double click Setup.exe. Read the first page of the setup and click next to continue. The next page gives you the install options, choose Install from Internet and continue. (fig.1)
Step 3 On this page you get to define where the program will be installed. If you do not have any preference just leave the options as they are. Next choose a location where the install files will be downloaded and proceed to the next window. (fig.2)
Step 4 Here you select your internet connection type. Select direct connection and go on.
Step 5 Pick a location to download from. Any location will do and if the download fails or stops just go back an choose a different location.
Step 6 Select the X11 package to download. This package is at the bottom. (fig.3)To change the option to install click on the icon next to X11 until the option to install shows up. (It takes a moment for the program to switch options so just click once and wait for the option to change.) In the next window the program will begin downloading. This should take 10-20 minutes depending on your connection. Cygwin 7.jpg
(fig.3)Location of the X11 package

Step 7 Finish the install and close out the installer.


Now that you have completed your install of Cygwin make sure that you have downloaded a copy of PuTTy

Additional Links

Cygwin's Home Page here

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