Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16710
Option --display is ignored
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
'gnome-terminal' claims to have an option '--display=DISPLAY'.
If another display is present then
(also with obvious variants of this display specification) still opens a
terminal window on a display :0.0. At the same time 'xterm', 'rxvt' and
'kvt' called with an option '-display :0.1' do open their windows on a
requested display. Only this command:
makes a terminal window to show up on a desired screen.
Once multidisplay arrangements will become more popular a priority
of this bug will be considerably higher.
Confirmed. This is a generic gnome-libs bug, not gnome-terminal.
This is really a bug in gnome-libs, but some changes to GTK+
that are in CVS and scheduled for GTK+-1.2.9 will make the
problem go away.
Once I get a package for GTK+ into the distribution with
these fixes, I'll close the bug.
After debugging gnome-libs, it appears to construct a completely valid argc/argv
and pass it to gtk_init(), and yet gdk did not pick it up. The same behaviour
happens with a standalone gtk+ application.It would seem that gtk+ is at fault
w/o any help from gnome-libs.
Was fixed in GTK+-1.29, which was in 7.1
Mon Jan 29 18:33:24 2001 Owen Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* gdk/gdk.c (gdk_init_check): Handle --display= forms
of options taking arguments. Fix some memory leaks with
repeated arguments. (#28842, Sam Hunter)