Re: [dwm] We need a different Xinerama implementation

From: David Edmondson <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 06:44:56 +0000

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> I more and more come to the conclusion that classical multihead
> support is not worth the effort anymore. The DISPLAY= variable
> should do the trick for those setups (meaning running separate
> instances of dwm for each screen) -- but Xinerama provides much
> more possibilities so that I see a different use case here.

I've no interest in classic multihead (today!). Are there many reasons
why having a single window manager for multiple DISPLAYs is

> I consider different tagsets for each screen, which can't be
> selected in a join way, to prevent the basic problem of being
> unable to display the same window on different screens.

A couple of things occur to me about this:

> Maybe somewhat into the direction of having a 2D tagset, with y
> addressing different screens (yiyus or pancake came up with this
> idea if I remember correctly) for the Xinerama case, and y
> addressing different virtual screens for the non Xinerama case.
> Hence, say tags 1-4 address screen 1, tags 5-9 address screen 2
> or so, but tagging a client 1+5 is not possible. This should
> give you a rough idea.
> Please let me know what you think.
> Kind regards,
> --
> Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
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