[arch-general] browser and tty

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Tue Mar 25 13:38:44 EDT 2014

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On 03/25/2014 01:32 PM, Jakub Klinkovský wrote:
> On 25.03.14 at 13:26, Mark Lee wrote:
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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.
>> Salutations,
>> According to the Arch Wiki :
>> <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/I3#Launching_programs_on_specific_workspaces>;
>> that seems to be the correct behavior.
>> You are assigning chromium to be launched on tty1.
>> Regards,
>> Mark
> i3 workspace is *not* tty! See http://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#_using_workspaces


I apologize I just caught the error myself as your email came in. Does
i3 require xorg-xserver, and if that's the case, is there already a
running instance of the xserver on TTY1(you mention you have mate).

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