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

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:08:48 -0400

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Anselm R Garbe<> wrote:
> 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?

Disabling the xinerama build flags appears to fix the problems (I say
"appears" because I haven't tested it extensively, but I'm running it
now, and the symptoms I described are gone). Thanks for the help.


> --Anselm
Received on Mon Jul 20 2009 - 15:08:48 UTC

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