Multiple Displays - not xinerama

Chris Greenman sol-pkgs at
Tue Feb 3 17:31:08 CET 2004

Hello all, I never got a response to this one so I figured I'd ask


On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 07:58:44 -0800
Chris Greenman <sol-pkgs at> wrote:

> Hello all, 
> 	Are there any plans to add support for multiple, independent
> 	displays (not xinerama) 
> like xfce 3 had?  Currently the only way I can run XFCE on dual headed
> Sun Ultra 10 is with a custom .xinitrc script the starts the usual
> stuff, changes the DISPLAY variable, then starts the stuff again. 
> There are a few problems with this method though.
> 1.  Logging out must be done from display 0.0.  Logging out from 0.1
> does nothing.
> 2.  You can't (easily) maintain different xfce4-panel configurations.
> 3.  This method does not work with xfce4-session.  
> When using xfce4-session I have to start up just a single display then
> open an xterm, change $DISPLAY, then finish bringing up the second
> display.  I tried changing the default.session to do the display
> changing but it doesn't work.  I get errors complaining that "such and
> such" is already running on that display.  Saving a running session
> with both displays up also causes the same error when I log out and
> back in.
> Thanks, 
> Chris
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