Re: [dev] dwm classic multihead support?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:07:06 +0100

2009/7/2 Anselm R Garbe <>:
> 2009/7/2 Jukka Salmi <>:
>> Anselm R Garbe --> dwm mail list <> (2009-07-02 16:53:20 +0100):
>>> are you aware of anyone still using a classic multihead setup? (No Xinerama)
>> I am (finally got mga(4) to work in a dual head setup on NetBSD/i386 5.0
>> with native Xorg...).  I've never used Xinerama on this system but it's
>> probably not what I want since the two monitors connected to it have
>> different sizes and resolutions.
>>> I wonder if it'd be worth the effort to support that as well, since we
>>> got the Monitor structure now in dwm.
>> I didn't follow the recent dwm changes, but I'll try to catch up in the
>> next few days.  If it's not too much effort I'd welcome dwm support for
>> multihead setups.
> I think it's just a matter of 30 LOC or so to achieve classic
> multihead support with the current state.

Well I rechecked the source and it would make dwm considerably more
complex, especially the root window checks would be all over the
place. No no ;)
Classic multihead support is achieved using the classic way:

DISPLAY=:0.0 dwm &
DISPLAY=:0.1 dwm &


Now I'm at simplifying what has appeared so far...

Kind regards,
Received on Thu Jul 02 2009 - 17:07:06 UTC

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