services that need DISPLAY

From: Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:31:07 +0000

Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
> Yet surely there are some user-wide services that don't need DISPLAY
> at all, and would be happy to run per-user?

GNOME Terminal isn't one of them. Witness the behaviour of
gnome-terminal-server run as a service if it doesn't have a DISPLAY
environment variable:

> _at_40000000584830f10ae09b9b Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
> _at_40000000584830f10ae0dbb8 Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display:
Received on Thu Dec 08 2016 - 14:31:07 UTC

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