[arch-general] browser and tty

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Tue Mar 25 13:26:08 EDT 2014

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On 03/25/2014 01:23 PM, Jason Plum wrote:
> 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
> WarheadsSE
> 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.


According to the Arch Wiki :
that seems to be the correct behavior.

You are assigning chromium to be launched on tty1.

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