Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1012122
regression in display with external monitor [when laptop-lcd is closed]
Last modified: 2015-06-29 08:27:49 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
boot with Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso to observe the prefered behavior
same as F19
Hopefully this is a F20 blocker [as this is a major regression in usability for me]
Another report on this issue is at bug: 995786
(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
I've checked again with latest F20 - and still see this issue.
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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