Xephyr for multiterminal

davor emard davoremard at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 17:51:31 PDT 2008

I managed to compile xephyr from the latest git,
and have 2 extra problems to solve (apart from -geometry patch
discussed in more detail in other thread)

1. Compiled binary doesn't pull xkb keyboard definitions from
already installed debian. On evdev keyboard I have to press
one key left on the keyboard to get the key e.g  I press A to get
S, press S to get D etc. How to specifiy location of xkb stuff
in commandline options. I tried --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr
but that's not enough obviously

2. evdev mouse wheel still doesn't work for latest git :-(. that was
the most important feature i was hoping to get from the latest
git. This is commandline  option I tried for ordinary logitech
2-button + wheel usb optical mouse)

-mouse evdev,5,device=/dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1d.0-usb-0:1:1.0-event-mouse
-mouse evdev,5,,device=/dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1d.0-usb-0:1:1.0-event-mouse

On 3/4/08, Bill Crawford <billcrawford1970 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/03/2008, davor emard <davoremard at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  Calling Xepyhr from gdm needs a shell wrapper to implement -display
> >  which is source of many problems (besides maintaining extra script,
> >
> > also runaway of forked Xephyr from gdm process tracking,
> This could be partially solved by using "exec" from the shell script
> (thus the same process ID would be used for Xephyr). Still agree the
> -display would be helpful :o)

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