Re: [dwm] DWM 5.3.1 and Xinerama

From: Amit Uttamchandani <>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 19:17:28 -0800

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:24:18 +0100
yy <> wrote:

> 2008/12/7 Donald Chai <>:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> I have a projector at home (best thing for movies since dolby and they
> are cheaper every day) and this is basicly what I do. I just mirror
> the screen in the laptop and the proyector and close the laptop,
> actually that's one of the reasons I control everything in dwm with
> the mouse. But you don't have to worry about xinerama or xandr, dwm
> will adapt to the new situation because the root window will be
> resized if resolution changes. If you want to do something fancier
> than duplicating the screen that's another question.

This exactly what I want I actually. Just simple mirroring. So
basically I compile DWM with Xinerama support (which I've done). Then
plugin the VGA cable and use xrandr --output VGA --mode 1024x768?

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