Bug 840 - starts even if DISPLAY is unset
Summary: starts even if DISPLAY is unset
Alias: None
Product: Sisyphus
Classification: Development
Component: Eterm (show other bugs)
Version: unstable
Hardware: all Linux
: P4 minor
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
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Reported: 2002-04-13 20:36 MSD by imz
Modified: 2009-01-10 01:30 MSK (History)
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Description imz 2002-04-13 20:36:18 MSD
look below
# doing this in another terminal in X
$ unset DISPLAY
$ echo $DISPLAY

$ Eterm

#it starts on this display.

Comment 1 Slava Semushin 2008-03-11 15:28:34 MSK
Reassign to nobody@.
Comment 2 Ivan Zakharyaschev 2008-03-14 04:21:22 MSK
This is true only in an X session started by xdm (w2dm in my case).
In an X session started by startx this is not true.
Comment 3 Ivan Zakharyaschev 2008-03-14 04:22:49 MSK

xterm-232-alt1 doesn't behave like this; xterm refuses to start with no DISPLAY. 

Does this mean that too many privileges are given to Eterm?
Comment 4 Ivan Zakharyaschev 2008-03-16 22:23:36 MSK
No, the correct formulation is not "this happens in an X session started by an
xdm" but: this happens in the first X session (started by xdm or startx).

Also, if the same user starts a second X session, and unsets DISPLAY there and
starts Eterm (or aterm, https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14898 ),
the Eterm will appear not on that second display, but rather on the other first

Isn't it an odd behavior that should better be fixed?
Comment 5 Mikhail Gusarov 2009-01-10 01:30:51 MSK
Eterm из Сизифа (0.9.5-alt1) больше не пытается коннектиться к случайным дисплеям.