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

From: Alex Kilgore <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:36:05 -0400

You would have to try a later version, 3.6 did not support xinerama, as
it is quite old, the support came much later.

Bryan Peters wrote:
> 3.6 in Ubuntu 8.04. I tried it out on a single monitor on arch over
> the weekend and liked it and thought it would be great to use at work.
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:26 PM, 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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