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Xorg with separate X screens - trying to get 2 instances of Cairo-Dock at startup
SubZero English 1 brianw [Read]
14 April 2015 à 02:28

SubZero, Friday 20 March 2015 à 04:01 | Quote


Subscription date : 19 March 2015
Messages : 1
Hey guys,

I'm running a brand new Arch Linux with XFCE4 desktop, and Compiz as Window Manager.
I have Cairo-Dock (v. 3.4.1) running in OpenGL mode.

What I'm trying to achieve is to have two instances of Cairo Dock to run on "Separate X Screens" (this is how's it's called in Xorg - with my nVidia card).

So far, I only found this thread here on this forum to be useful :
http://www.glx-dock.org/bg_topic.php?t=7238

matttbe said that we can duplicate the settings for the docks, with this command :
cp -r ~/.config/cairo-dock ~/.config/cairo-dock-2


and then, to launch a second instance of the dock :
cairo-dock -d ~/.config/cairo-dock-2


All this is working, and I created launchers for those to work separately. One launcher on each of my screens.
However, I'd like to know if it's possible to have those 2 docks launched automatically at startup?

I'm sure you guys know the answer...

brianw, Tuesday 14 April 2015 à 02:28 | Quote


Subscription date : 25 April 2012
Messages : 272
On Xubuntu running XFCE4 if you go to 'settings->Session and Startup' there is a tab to set Application Autostart which will allow you to start 2 instances of cairo-dock.

Remember to clear the saved session if cairo-dock is already started as part of the saved session. In XFCE4 if you have the session to save on logout any manual startups you set in the Application Autostart will be duplicated after your session is saved on logout so you may need to uncheck the autosave if you have it set (on the same Session and Startup settings screen this is on the General tab).

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