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virtual desktop for X11

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I would need a virtual desktop for X11 (dec unix 3.2 or 4.0)
But I DO NOT WANT a window manager:
We have a lot of X-terminals here (NCD), each  one has its own local window manager (Motif).

I have installed fvwm, but it takes  LOT of resources one the machines when several users are connected from X terminals. Of course it would be *** MUCH *** worse with C.D.E

However, one very useful thing with fvwm is its virtual desktop functionalities. So, the question is: I would like a virtual desktop manager which could run WITH the local window managers on the X terminals.

Thanks in Advance
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dhughes111797 earned 50 total points
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no can do. The virtual desktop functionality is part of an
application (i.e window manager). No matter how you slice it,
you have to run some sort of application to get the virtual
desktop.  The most common way to do this is to run a window
manager. You may want to check out window managers with lower
footprints like tvtwm.. (not as functional or contributed to
as fvwm, but not as big either).. Maybe olvwm (for the Sun
OpenLook look and feel)

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by:manuip
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OK. Thanks for the answer.
The question was: is there a virtual desktop, which would be of course an application, but NOT a window manager.
But I think that the answer is indeed: no.
Thanks again
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