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Old 11-17-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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different windows manager on separate display ?

I've tried to start bare bones X / mwm / twm on separate displays whilst running fluxbox on display 0. No such luck. Is this possible considering when fluxbox is running on a separte display it is using the .xinitrc file ?
I can start mwm /twm when flux is not running by creating a .xinitrc file containing the line " exec twm ( or mwm) " and then executing startx.
Checked the man pages. They say

twm -display "dspy"

which does not work as I get unable to open display errors.
Just want to see if you can have different managers running on different displays simultaneously on the liveCD.

Old 11-17-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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Have a read of 'man startx' and 'man xinit'. Very helpful I should think.

Old 11-18-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
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I posted a possibility to manage your situation in the Slax forum, where you posted the same question.


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Old 11-18-2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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Thanks I read the post on the Slax forum. Unfortunately, as it is not hard drive install, but a live CD, some of these rules will not apply. I am trying to use different managers on different displays on my "live CD." If the distro was installed on the HD then I could try Xnest or even use startx / xinnit with the specific arguments. On the live CD if you run fluxbox on one display you get an .xinitrc file created in the home directory which is linked to a .xinitrc.fluxbox file. Obviously I cannot edit the .xinitrc file to run fwm / twm while flux is still running.


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