I'm running StumpWM and currently my girlfriend is sharing this computer. She needs IceWM, which is more conventional.
I want to be able to switch between workspaces using Ctrl-Alt-F8 and Ctrl-8-F7.
But if I do
from a console, under my login while X is running under my girlfriend's login, I get the errors
Could not set DRM Device Bus ID, and Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1-Key (displayed multiple times)
If I try
from an xterm, I get the error
Xephyr cannot open host display, is display set?
Is what I'm trying to do possible? Any help appreciated.
asked 26 Jul '10, 07:41
I don't have the solution for your problem, but I managed to run 2 wm at the same time, albeit one of them (kde, openbox,etc.) is on a window inside another wm (gnome,etc.). I created the following bash script:
Where 'username' is your username (obviously!); You must have 'Xephyr' installed; Screen size is 800x600. Instead of 'startkde' use the executable of your wm.
It worked for me. Tested on Ubuntu 9.04.
answered 01 Aug '10, 22:28
What X session manager do you use? I use GDM and I have no problems using multiple window managers. I use AwesomeWM and my girlfriend uses Metacity. I have simply set the following gconf key to awesome:
Works like a charm. GDM takes care of the rest.
answered 28 Jul '10, 07:49