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Use Xnest to run X11 sessions in a window
Authored by: jambiscuit on Feb 06, '04 01:52:10PM
This is a very cool hint--thanks for deciding to share!! It's especially useful if you want to run an XWindows session in a second monitor. If you don't want the Xnest session to start everytime you start X11, add the following line to your X11 Applications menu (replace wmaker with whatever window manager you like):
Xnest :1 | wmaker --display :1
When you select it, it will open up your window manager of choice in an Xnest session that fills 2/3 of the screen (that's the Xnest default).

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Use Xnest to run X11 sessions in a window
Authored by: Detrius on Feb 07, '04 10:01:26AM
Actually not every window manager supports the --display :1 argument. fvwm, for example, has the -d :1 argument to set the display number.

This is, however, a much simpler method of launching just a window manager in an Xnest server. The xinit method gives more options, as it executes an xinitrc script for you (if you want to use twm and launch several applications, for example).

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