dual display woes

Barn Owl barnowl "at" uronramp.net
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 01:33:02 +0000


This may not be mcuh help but ther has been some talk in  here about
window mangers stealing focus from VNC when it is in full screen. you
might try looking at the past 3 days or that thread. or keep an eye in
here. What window manager are you using? I think the biggest problem was
in KDE.

Evan

scott wainstock wrote:
> 
> Community,
> 
> i've searched the archives on the list....and haven't had any luck at
> all.....so i figured i'd stop lurking and start talking.....so here is my
> trouble, any input at all is INCREDIBLY appreciated.
> 
> i have vnc setup on a linux machine. i use Xvnc for the servers and
> vncviewer for the viewers. i have this running on a dual headed machine,
> so there is a server for :1 and a server for :2. i have the viewers setup
> so that one runs on display :0.1 and the other is on display :0.0. here is
> the exact set of commandline arguements that i use....
> 
> servers:
> Xvnc -ac -cc 3 -geometry 1280x1024 -alwaysshared :1
> Xvnc -ac -cc 3 -geometry 1280x1024 -alwaysshared :2
> 
> clients:
> vncviewer -display :0.0 -fullscreen -encodings raw :1
> vncviewer -display :0.1 -fullscreen -encodings raw :2
> 
> i am using fvwm2 as my windowmanager.
> 
> so when i start this up, i have two vncviewers running....both fullscreen.
> my problem is this, i seem to be losing keyboard focus. it comes and goes
> in almost a random pattern. i'm unable to type anything into the viewer
> and have it come across ok. PLUS, when i try to use the "f8" key to pop up
> the pop up menu, sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn't pop up.
> 
> i ALWAYS have mouse control......and i ALWAYS can click ok.....but
> keyboard control seems to come and go. i've been able to work around this
> in some cases by moving the mouse up to the top screen and then back down
> to the bottom screen. at that point, focus seems to come back and i
> successfully use the F8 key again.
> 
> i hope that came across coherantly. it's a fairly straight forward problem
> that's easily repeatable.....
> 
> if anyone has seen this behavior and knows of a fix, i would appreciate it
> a lot.
> 
> thanks for your time,
> scott
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