Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81060
gnome-terminal -x is adding --display in the wrong place
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new launcher on desktop or panel.
2. Select "Run in Terminal" and enter a simple ssh command, like "ssh hostname"
(no quotes) to some ssh-computer on the network.
3. Execute the launcher.
A gnome-terminal will pop up and after authentication is complete it will
briefly flash a message about :0.0 not being found (at least, this is what I see
with a remote zsh shell, other shells might conceivably vary). Then the terminal
The terminal should stay open - no command should have been passed over the ssh
When I issue the same ssh command from the command line, I don't see any
problem. Likewise, if I explicitly give ssh the name of a command to run on the
remote machine (like "xterm") the command runs properly.
Created attachment 89296 [details]
List of recently installed rawhide packages
I recently updated a number of packages from rawhide, including the panel and
other gnome packages. This problem went away afterwards.
Let's assume it was a libc glitch or the like then, there's been some stuff like
that. Let us know if the bug returns.
Oddly enough, with no changes to my installed software, the problem came back
this afternoon. Even more odd, the problem didn't occur this morning. I'm going
to reopen the bug, although now I'm kind of wondering about it's reproduceability.
Is there an easy way to strace something run from the panel?
You could make
"strace -f -o /tmp/output foo" the command to be run by the launcher.
Doh! Anyway, doing that showed as the first line:
3559 execve("/usr/bin/ssh", ["ssh", "monarch.sdca.asp.ti.com", "--display",
":0.0"], [/* 21 vars */]) = 0
Oh, crap. gnome-panel probably adds the --display to attempt to handle the
I'll file a gnome.org bug
Except I can't reproduce the problem. "rpm -q gnome-panel"?
"rpm -q gnome-desktop"?
Do you have a multihead system?
I don't have a multihead system, although I do have a laptop with a docking
station, so there are two different displays in use at different times. I can't
imagine that gnome can tell that, and get confused by it, but there you go, in
case it matters.
Here are the versions:
Ah, here we go: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103487
I think we can blame gnome-terminal. I think I know when I broke it, even.
gnome-terminal 2.2.0 should have a working fix for this.
*** Bug 82117 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can't replicate this bug either, so hoping that the original poster will
confirm that the new gnome-terminal code does indeed fix the problem.
Sorry for the long delay - my machine had been less than stable and I hadn't had
a chance to boot into phoebe at work for a while. I can verify that
gnome-terminal-2.2.0.-2 isn't showing the problem anymore. Thanks!
Closing this out based on feedback from original poster.