Re: Dual Window Managers (dual head display)
From: J.O. Aho (user_at_example.net)
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 18:34:50 +0200
> I have two NVidia video cards in my computer and I've been using
> Xinerama up until now. I've always been very unhappy with how slow my
> windows redraw/resize and I've been told that it's probably due to
> Xinerama. (And I did download the drivers off of NVidia's website and
> compile them against my kernel and have updated my XF86Config file to
> use the NVidia drivers.)
> So what I would like to try is to run WindowMaker on my left (primary)
> screen, and Gnome on my right (secondary) screen.
> I know this can be done but I can't figure out how to make it happen?
> Right now when I login to X via gdm, I get two different gnome
> sessions, one on each screen.
> I've tried editing my .xinitrc and adding
> exec wmaker --display 127.0.0.1:0.0 &
> exec gnome-session --display 127.0.0.1:0.1 &
> But it has no effect. Does anyone know how I tell X to do what I
> I'm running Mandrake 10.0 Official (if it matters)
You will need to run two XF86 and on :0.0 you login and select the wmaker as
your desktop and on your :1.0 you login and select the gnome to be the
desktop. This will requier some XF86Config configuration and you need to setup
files for your secondary XF86 too.
I suggest you take a little look at en.tldp.org/HOWTO/XFree86-HOWTO