[openbox] Multi-Display (Was Re: [openbox] Can't get Xinerama to work)

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Wed Aug 20 18:28:46 EDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:23:03PM -0600, Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 10:52, Ben Jansens wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 09:20:12AM +0200, psi at dhoffryn.merseine.nu wrote:
> > > I'm having some problems getting xinerama to work in ob3 alpha 5.
> > > For some reason my second monitor stays gray and has that familiar cross
> > > as a pointer. I suppose that means openbox isn't handling that screen at all.
> > > It's notable that it works perfectly in openbox 2 and also in ion.
> > 
> > As far as I can see you're not using Xinerama, but 2 screens instead.
> > 
> > Ben
> As it turns out, this is actually the setup i'm trying to use. Is there
> a recommended way of making this work? Running 2 instances of openbox
> seems to work allright, except that so far I haven't had any luck
> getting my gnome-session to remember both.

Openbox 3 only supports multiple heads via Xinerama. You can run multiple
instances, but I think they end up fighting over the focus.

The gnome-session thing should work, next time I have 2 monitors plugged in
I'll try it out.

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