Different window managers on each screen.

Asked by Matt Collins

Hiya, strange question here...

I'm running a dual head (single card, two monitors, separate X-screens) setup on ubuntu8.10, and wondered how to set it up so that I have one wm (say, gdm) on one screen, and another (kde, flux....) on the other screen.

I know it _is_ possible (I've seen transcripts of emails with discussions of related issues) but I can't find _how_ it is possible. (the emails only mentioned problems, not how it was achieved.)

I don't mind a bit of hacking to get it working, I just need somewhere to start looking really.



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Best Gord Allott (gordallott) said :

some window managers have an --only-current-screen option which allows you to run it only on the current X screen, for example if both screens are currently running metacity and you run 'compiz --only-current-screen' on one of them, one of them will now be running compiz and the other one metacity.

you may have to consult the man page documentation for the different window managers to find out if they have an option like that.

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Matt Collins (mjc506) said :

Ah, right. I'll take a look then. Many thanks!

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Matt Collins (mjc506) said :

Thanks Gord Allott, that solved my question.