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

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:27:14 +0100

2009/7/20 Donald Allen <>:
> 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.

Ok, but would you mind sharing the output of xrandr? I've got the
suspect that dwm creates two overlapping monitors in your setup, if
compiled with xinerama support.

Kind regards,
Received on Mon Jul 20 2009 - 15:27:14 UTC

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