Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Location: Milpitas, CA, USA
|Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:37 pm Post subject: OO applications stuck to one display
|I am running Openoffice on Linux RHEL 3.0. If I start oocalc (or any other oo apps) locally, and then without closing local copy, login from remote host, set DISPLAY env. variable to display on remote host, and start the same application the window pops up on a local display, not on remote, as I would expect. Adding -display ... parameters makes no difference.
If I close local instance and start from remote host the window pops up on remote display. However, the local start will display on remote machine.
In other words on whatever display the first instance starts, all subsequent instances will start there. I noticed that new instances do not create new processes, just cause the first process to po up a new window.
The same happens on Linux RH 8.0.
This happens only if the same user starts all instances. If another user starts it creates a new process, displaying where it suppose to.
This is very annoying for my users who log in from home and find out that all they start pops up at work. The fact that one process serves many instances looks like a feature, not a bug. Who knows how to disable it?