Re: [dwm] DWM 5.3.1 and Xinerama

From: Donald Chai <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 23:12:55 -0800

On Dec 6, 2008, at 10:32 PM, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 01:14:45 -0500
> Jeremy Jay <> wrote:
>> If you are using a recent version of xorg, and don't have your screen
>> resolution hardcoded in xorg.conf, it should be autodetected. For
>> example, the last time I had to do a presentation, I plugged in the
>> projector, restarted X, and it auto-detected the right resolution to
>> use.
>> Jeremy
> Yeah I think its quite recent. I'm using debian lenny and xorg 7.3 and
> xserver-xorg-core 1.4.2.
> I will try what you said and restart xserver...And how does dwm behave
> in this case? does it just mirror the screen?

BTW, restarting X is not necessary: the *whole purpose* of Xrandr is
to avoid doing this. Just plug in your external display and run
"xrandr --output VGA --auto" or whatever your external display is
called. dwm is already set up to receive configure events, and will
do The Right Thing.
Received on Sun Dec 07 2008 - 07:12:55 UTC

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