Bug 1012122 - regression in display with external monitor [when laptop-lcd is closed]
regression in display with external monitor [when laptop-lcd is closed]
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2013-09-25 14:40 EDT by Satish Balay
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:27 EDT (History)
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Description Satish Balay 2013-09-25 14:40:06 EDT
Description of problem:

F19 behaves sanely with external monitor connected to thinkpad T430.

- When I boot with the laptop-LCD closed - then the 'login' prompt for gdm appears on the external monitor.

- when I open the laptop-LCD - then both LCDs are active - and gnome uses both displays - the laptop-LCD is made the primary display

- when I close the laptop-LCD - the laptop-LCD is switched off - and the external monitor is the primary display

However with F20 - I see the following (regressions):

- When I boo with the Laptop-LCD closed - then I don't see the 'login' prompt for gdm on the external monitor. [I have to open the LCD - and then login]

- when I open laptop-LCD - the behaviour is same as F19

- when I close the Laptop-LCD [instead of just switching the laptop-lcd off as f19 does] - the machine goes into suspend.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect an external monitor to a laptop
2. boot with Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-Alpha-4.iso
3. close/open the LCD to observer this bad behavior

Actual results:

boot with Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso to observe the prefered behavior

Expected results:

same as F19

Additional info:

Hopefully this is a F20 blocker [as this is a major regression in usability for me]
Comment 1 Satish Balay 2013-10-01 15:48:50 EDT
Another report on this issue is at bug: 995786
Comment 2 Satish Balay 2013-10-01 15:50:04 EDT
(In reply to Satish Balay from comment #1)
> Another report on this issue is at bug: 995786

Ah - I'm not sure what bugzilla shorts is - here is the proper url

Comment 3 Satish Balay 2013-10-01 16:34:51 EDT
I've checked again with latest F20 - and still see this issue.

Comment 4 Satish Balay 2013-11-11 14:09:54 EST
Looks like this issue is fixed now.

I tried booting with  Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-Beta-5.iso - and here it detects the 'closed lid' state properly [similar to F19]

[its not clear to me if this was a kernel issue - or gnome-shell issue - or something in the middle. Since I don't see the problem anymore - I won't worry about it - and might upgrade to to F20 beta at some point]
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