Running multiple Wayland window managers in different ttys

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Oct 23 10:09:15 UTC 2017

Hi Deepak,

On 20 October 2017 at 18:50, Deepak Jois <deepak.jois at> wrote:
> I have Gnome running under Wayland on tty2. The Gnome session is
> running some app like gnome-terminal.
> I do the following:
> * Press Ctrl-Alt-F3 (switching to tty3, the lowest free tty)
> * Login as the same user running the Gnome session
> * Launch sway
> * Launch urxvt and try to launch gnome-terminal.

The issue here would be gnome-terminal. It uses a daemon interface,
where running gnome-terminal activates a terminal server over D-Bus;
if it discovers a running terminal server for the current user, it
will create a new terminal using that daemon, even if it runs on a
different display. Using other clients shouldn't show this problem.


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