[arch-general] browser and tty

Jason Plum jplum at archlinuxarm.org
Tue Mar 25 13:23:24 EDT 2014

Verify there is no running instance of Chromium in any other session, as it
spawns children withing its original session. I have seen this happen with
X2go as well.

Jason Plum

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM, arnaud gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear list,
> I decided to get rid of my mate DE and go i3. Before I am testing my
> settings on tty2 (Ctrl+Alt+F2) with a modify .xinitrc (exec i3).
> I have a weird behavior as regarding my web browser, could it be
> chromium or firefox.
> On my i3 config. I have this line:
> assign [instance="^chromium$"] → 1
> Unfortunately, when I log in on tty2, there is no chromium being
> started. When I am back on tty1 (mate session), I find chromium being
> opened.
> Then, on tty2, if I start manually firefox, I can't as I am told
> "firefox is already running". Indeed it is but on tty1.
> It seems like web browsers are "attached" to my tty1.
> Is there any reason for this behavior? Shall I modify anything to
> start any web browser on tty2 ?
> Thank you for help.

More information about the arch-general mailing list