Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 977371
[REGRESSION] Can't start a concurrent virt-manager in the VNC session
Last modified: 2016-01-31 20:58:37 EST
Description of problem:
Hello. In the past (IIRC in the F16) it was possible to start two concurrent virt-manager windows (and tray icons) on the physical screen and in the VNC session. One of the connections had to be "localhost(QEMU)" and the second one had to be "localhost(QEMU+ssh)" in order to avoid conflicts, but it worked well. Now it's impossible to start two concurrent virt-managers. When I do so, the virt-manager window is always opened on the screen where the tray icon is.
Please, restore the previous behaviour and allow at least two concurrent windows.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start virt-manager on the physical screen
2. start vncserver (tigervnc-server in my case) on the same computer and connect to the newly created session as the same user ("vncviewer :1" or similar) ... the vnc xstartup script needs to be finetuned to start a different WM in order to avoid conflicts with the physical screen session (I'm using xfce4 on the physical screen and icewm in the vnc session .... note that icewm has broken skins in F18 ... "gtk2" skin seems to work well)
3. try to start virt-manager in the vnc session
The virt-manager window is opened on the physical screen
The virt-manager window is opened in the VNC session
Sorry. Apparently this was caused by the following two missing lines in the customized xstartup script ...