Re: [dev] wmii display size issue

From: Benjamin Cathey <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 13:32:43 -0400


benito_AT_lighthouse-mobile:~$ xrandr --output VGA1 --auto --right-of LVDS1
--rotate left --output LVDS1 --off

benito_AT_lighthouse-mobile:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1050 x 1680, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA1 connected 1050x1680+0+0 left (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 473mm x 296mm
    1680x1050 60.0*+
    1600x1000 60.0
    1280x1024 75.0
    1440x900 59.9
    1280x960 60.0
    1152x864 75.0
    1152x720 60.0
    1024x768 75.1 60.0
    832x624 74.6
    800x600 75.0 60.3
    640x480 75.0 60.0
    720x400 70.1
LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    1024x600 60.0 +
    640x480 59.9

The version I am using on this laptop is indeed 3.6. If you think this
is the problem, I can try to update. My workstation is running 3.9.2 on
Arch while the laptop is running Ubuntu (since my wife shares it with
me). I'll try your PPA and then let you know

Thanks for all your help


On 09/11/2010 01:21 PM, Kris Maglione wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 01:07:24PM -0400, Benjamin Cathey wrote:
>> Unfortunately, the results are still the same. The external monitor's
>> entire display allows the mouse cursor, however wmii is only available
>> in the upper left corner. As you can see in the screenshot below, the
>> statusbar shows the bottom of the workable space, even though I can
>> mouse over the entire display and you can see the alt-p menu at the
>> very bottom:
>> Any help would truly be appreciated. I thought that there *must* be a
>> way to force wmii's display size so that it is using the entire thing.
> It always uses the entire display. Can you post the new output of
> `xrandr -q` after running the --right-of command.
> Also, try moving a window past the edge of the screen. Either Mod-l
> twice or Mod-j for the window at the bottom of the column should do it.
> BTW, what version are you using? That looks like dmenu that you're
> running, but newer versions use wimenu. I believe that the last release
> that used dmenu was 3.6, and that didn't support Xinerama.
>> I simply need a way to tell it that it should be using 1050x1680
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