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

From: Alex Kilgore <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:24:48 -0400

as i recall, wmii does not stretch windows across both monitors in
xrandr / xinerama, it did that when it was not supported, it is
supported in the releases from the mercurial repo

Bryan Peters wrote:
> 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
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