I have tried starting gnome-terminal on my tty3 using
startx gnome-terminal and it ends up opening a terminal window in my GNOME session which I can access using Ctrl-Alt-F2.
xterm opens up on tty3 as expected.
I tried installing i3 window manager, and I tried opening a terminal inside i3 and the same behaviour is repeated. Pressing Alt-Enter in i3 ends up opening up gnome-terminal in my GNOME session.
Why is this happening? What should I do to stop this?
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