[arch-general] browser and tty

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 13:47:19 EDT 2014

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Jakub Klinkovský <j.l.k at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 25.03.14 at 18:18, arnaud gaboury 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.
> AFAIK, systemd does not (yet) support multi-session correctly - but this is
> mostly irrelevant, unless you want to use dbus.
> Anyway, I don't think this is supported at all - what would be the expected
> behaviour when you run the same browser profile on both tty1 and tty2 ?
> What would happen when file conflict arises (same profile means both instances
> use the same directory for data)?
> --
> jlk

Wrt firefox, try running 'firefox -P' and pick a new profile. 'firefox
-no-remote' may help too.

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