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

From: Robert C Corsaro <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 15:51:56 -0400

Christian G. Warden wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:15:56PM -0400, 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.
> I tried upgrading my two-screen (no Xinerama) setup to hg a couple
> days ago, and wmii would die when trying to start the second instance
> on the second screen. I didn't have time to troubleshoot much, so I'm
> stuck on my ancient version of wmii for now.
> I haven't tried Xinerama yet, but not having separate tags per screen
> is probably the biggest reason not to switch to Xinerama. Not being
> able to change resolution of one of my screens (assuming Wikipedia is
> correct about this) when switching from a monitor to a projector would
> be another smaller annoyance.
> Christian
I would guess that it's trying to bind on the same socket. Try manually
setting the WMII_ADDRESS.
Received on Mon May 18 2009 - 19:51:56 UTC

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