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

From: Alex Kilgore <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:30:43 -0400

I am using the latest tip, wmii-hg2454
from the repo at

Thomas Gallen wrote:
> That's strange. On my dual head setup each screen is separated by the
> unmovable center line like I'd expect it to. Windows don't stretch
> across the whole screen like they used to on older versions of Wmii.
> Only across the screen on which they appear (initially).
> However, the idea of having different tags per screen has been attractive
> to others on this mailing list before. Curious, what version of Wmii are
> you using?
> Thomas
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:19:22PM -0400, 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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