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Re: [vox-tech] VMWare Linux client - how to notice screen resize?
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Re: [vox-tech] VMWare Linux client - how to notice screen resize?

Bryan Richter wrote:
> At work, I'm using CentOS 5.2 running as a VMWare client on a Windows XP 
> host. CentOS has Gnome running by default, which runs the window manager 
> Metacity by default.
> VMWare, like other virtual machine apps, provides a set of client-side 
> functionality that allows things such as client-to-host copy/paste. The 
> particular function I am interested in is the bit that handles the 
> virtual machine's window being resized. When the window is resized, 
> there's some magic that makes X realize it should resize its root window.
> This all works. Metacity somehow catches wind of the resizing. When the 
> X root window is resized, Metacity resizes all its workspaces. If it has 
> to, it moves and resizes its own client windows so everything shows up 
> on the resized X root window.
> Of course, I want to be difficult. I don't like Gnome; I use the Ion3 
> window manager. Ion3 does not, unfortunately, catch the same hint that 
> Metacity catches.
> I assume that the X server is sending some signal that Metacity catches. 
> Does anybody have any clue what that signal is? If I can figure that 
> out, I can hopefully patch Ion3 to handle it.
> -- 
> Bryan Richter

Are the vmware tools on the guest running?  Could Gnome be 
starting/running these but Ion3 not?

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