Xephyr window placement (geometry support)?

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at c3sl.ufpr.br
Sun Sep 30 17:59:53 PDT 2007

davor emard escreveu:
> Does xephyr in any form support placement of its initial window to
> some origin other than 0,0 (upper left corner)
> I'd like to have something like -geometry +640+0 to place xephyr's
> initial window to origin x=640 y=0? This should be done from gdm

This patch does what you intend to do.

> This is for dual head support where we have just one big monitor for
> 2 users. On the big monitor I'd run hardware X server at resolution
> 1280x800 and on it I'd like to run 2 xephyrs each of size 640x800
> one next to another, side-by-side (each xephyr with evdev keyboard and mouse)
> For me everything works except that I cannot place second xephyr
> at +640+0 origin (I tried option -origin 640 0 for the second xephyr but
> its window still appears at +0+0 and covers first xephyr, this is on
> xserver-xephyr 2.1.4 from debian)
> Is there any (simple) way (env vars, anything?) that I can from gdm
> place xephyr's initial window on different origin position?

I don't know for sure, but seems that Gnome's DevilsPie does this work. 
Google for this.


Tiago Vignatti
C3SL - Centro de Computação Científica e Software Livre

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