Re: [wmii] Separate Wmii instances on Matrox Millennium G450 DualHead

From: Bryan Peters <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:19:22 -0400

I honestly don't like the way it plays with Xinerama turned on.
Windows auto stretch across both monitors and won't stick to one
monitor. Also the idea of having to windows with their individual
tagging is appealing. I initially got the idea from here:

But that was 2 years ago I guess.

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:12:37PM -0400, Bryan Peters wrote:
>> Not quite sure what i'm doing wrong here. I want 2 separate instances
>> of wmii running on my dual monitor setup. I'm not concerned about
>> dragging windows from screen to screen, but I am concerned with each x
>> server being able to accept my mouse and keyboard commands.
>> It seems no matter what I do, my Secondary screen on the right of me
>> can interact fully with my mouse and keyboard, but the primary screen
>> in front of me can only interact with the mouse. It will not accept
>> any keyboard commands. And while the mouse can be dragged over to that
>> screen, it will not click on 'nil'. Mod+P doesn't work on the primary
>> screen to bring up dmenu, I can't open a terminal there, nothing.
> wmii supports Xinerama. Is there some reason you can't use it instead? There
> used to be some measures in place to ensure that two instances would
> cooperate, but since that setup doesn't get much use any more, they may have
> faded away a bit.
> --
> Kris Maglione
> It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain.
>        --Mark Twain
Received on Mon May 18 2009 - 16:19:22 UTC

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