Re: Two display, two config : HOW ?

David Mihm (
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 10:40:09 -0500 (CDT)

Today Marc x mumbles:

> Hi everyone !
> I've been using AS for something like 4 or 5 years
> (thanks to the developpers, it rocks !), and didn't
> feel the need to subscribe to the As-users ML.
> But recently I managed to get two graphic cards  to
> work under Xfree 4.1.0. So...
> What I'm trying to do is to have two display (:0.0 and
> :0.1) using each a different AS configuration.
> Something like wharf and all on :0.0 and only the
> "window manager" on :0.1. I know how to start two
> afterstep, each on its own display, but they use the
> same conf.

I will assume the first question is 'How to not use the same config files for
a second head'.  The straight answer is it's not possible, however there
appears to be a hack method - on the second head (the one you start as
afterstep [-s?] -d :0.1) use the -f switch with a newly created .steprc file.
I have no idea if this will actually work. :)

> A second question, if I may :
> With XFree 4.x.x, you can setup your displays
> relatively to each other (ie leftof, rightof, aso...),
> but then you can't reach AS's virtuals desktops thru
> these sides...  Any solutions ? If there is an AS or
> XFree command to warp the mouse cursor to some XFree
> coordinates, it would be trivial to set up a key to
> "zap" the mouse to a specific display...

It'd have to be an X thing, and I don't see any such method in the docs.

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