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Old 01-22-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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Openbox with two monitors

Okay, I'll start by explaining my system. I'm running two monitors on my machine, one attached to a RIVA TNT card and the other on a Savage IX card. Now, the savage has terrible driver support and i've tried 3rd party drivers for it, but, they haven't worked for me, so, it's running in a low res and color depth. I'm running the riva with my main monitor without the nVidia accelerated drivers, just standard VESA Framebuffer. Because of this, i'm not running in xinerama mode and my monitors aren't really next to each other anyways, so, i don't think i ever will.

My problem is that I'd like to run openbox on the two monitors and it never seems to work. It'll load on the main monitor just fine, but it won't come up on the second one. Blackbox, fluxbox, and fvwm all manage to properly load on both and i was under the impression that the X server itself was responsible for running two instances of the wm, one for each screen. Anybody know why openbox isn't starting on both monitors and how to fix this? I'm thinking i need to spawn another copy of Openbox and tell it to use the other monitor, but i don't know how to do that.


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