Re: [dwm] OpenBSD 4.1 issues with DWM

From: Tobias Ulmer <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 16:04:52 +0200

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 08:49:03PM -0700, Amit wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've been using DWM in Linux for quite sometime now without any issues
> at all. However, recently I've been trying to set up DWM on an OpenBSD
> 4.1 system. It seems to compile fine except for some warnings with
> strlcpy() functions. But it compiles fine.

This is expected behaviour. Ignore it.

> I am also able to launch it
> but that's about it. If I press any keystroke such as launching dmenu
> or xterm DWM hangs. I can still move the mouse but the tags are
> unresponsive and I can't kill X.

You can't kill X? ctrl-alt-backspace? sudo pkill -9 Xorg? That sounds
suspiciously like a Xorg (driver?) problem.

Fact is, dwm works very well on OpenBSD.

Maybe you want to say hi on #openbsd_AT_freenode and give us a bit more
details on your Xorg configuration/logs/hardware/etc.


> This is all on top of a fresh OpenBSD
> 4.1 install with nothing in the .xinitrc file except for 'exec dwm'.
> Note: I've tried with both DWM 4.2 and 4.3.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Keep up the great work on DWM!
> Thanks,
> Amit
Received on Sat Jul 28 2007 - 16:05:23 UTC

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