Re: [dev] dwm-5.6 issues on openbsd 4.5

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:56:19 +0100

2009/7/20 Anselm R Garbe <>:
> 2009/7/20 Donald Allen <>:
>> I installed dwm 5.4.1 from the openbsd package on my Thinkpad X61
>> running openbsd 4.5 (amd64). Works fine, no issues, other than
>> attempts to pipe the date into stdin not working (I think how to use
>> the read-from-stdin facility to display stuff needs to be explained
>> more fully in the documentation).
>> I then downloaded the 5.6 tar file, compiled it, and changed my
>> .xinitrc to point to the resulting dwm executable. I'm running it as I
>> type this. Unlike 5.4.1, left-clicking labels has no effect, other
>> than to blue-highlight the clicked label. To move to displaying the
>> windows associated with, say, label 9, I have to use the keyboard
>> (alt-9). Also, clicking the layout label causes it to toggle between
>> indicating tiled and floating, but no change in the layout occurs;
>> again, this must be accomplished with the keyboard. At least in my
>> particular environment, use of the mouse to change tag or layout is
>> broken in 5.6.
>> My usage of dwm is pretty simple. I start X with startx, and my
>> .xinitrc simply invokes dwm. I then start an xterm and run the
>> applications I want, backgrounding them with the shell.
>> As I said, 5.4.1 works fine, but it looks to me like something got
>> broken subsequent to that version.
> What's your output of xrandr ?

Ah and does disabling the XINERAMA build flags make any difference in
your setup?

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