gnome-breakout [options]


This manual page documents briefly the gnome-breakout command.

This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. It does not have any documentation at all.

gnome-breakout is a clone of the classic Breakout game.

Control a paddle at the bottom of the playfield and bounce a ball against bricks at the top to destroy them. When all of the bricks are destroyed you advance to the next level.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.


Dynamic modules to load

Help options

-?, --help

Show this help message


Display brief usage message



Gdk debugging flags to set


Gdk debugging flags to unset


X display to use


X screen to use


Make X calls synchronous


Program name as used by the window manager


Program class as used by the window manager


Gtk+ debugging flags to set


Gtk+ debugging flags to unset


Make all warnings fatal


Load an additional Gtk module

Bonobo activation Support


File descriptor to print IOR on


IID to activate


Prevent registering of server with OAF

GNOME Library


Disable sound server usage


Enable sound server usage


Host:port on which the sound server to use is running


Show version of program.

Session management


Specify session management ID


Specify prefix of saved configuration


Disable connection to session manager



Disable Crash Dialog

RELATED TO gnome-breakout…

The full documentation for GNOME is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and GNOME programs are properly installed at your site, the command

  • info GNOME

should give you access to the complete manual.


Upstream Author: Michael Person <[email protected]>

This manual page was written by Tom Cato Amundsen <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Updated October 19, 2007 by Barry deFreese <[email protected]>