Bug 384411

Summary: DISPLAY variable set wrongly on dual-head xorg setup
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ian Collier <imc>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Ian Collier 2007-11-15 06:51:24 EST
Description of problem:
We have a couple of users here with dual-head desktops under Fedora 7.
When Xinerama was turned off, applications launched from a terminal would
often display on the wrong monitor.  This appears to be because gnome-terminal
is changing the DISPLAY setting (why?).  So after opening a terminal on
screen 0:

$ echo $DISPLAY
(wrong - should have been :0.0)
$ export DISPLAY=:0.0
$ xterm &
(xterm opens correctly on screen 0, now typing into the xterm:)
$ echo $DISPLAY
$ gnome-terminal &
(gnome-terminal opens correctly on screen 0, now typing into the new terminal:)
$ echo $DISPLAY
(wrong again)
$ gnome-terminal &
(this one opens on screen 1, which is not what was wanted)

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How reproducible:
Seems fairly reliable.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:03:52 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:51:49 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

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