Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127175
authconfig dialog box does not fit on 800x600 screen
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:00:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to run authconfig-gtk on a computer with an 800x600 screen,
the dialog box is so tall that the OK and Cancel (I think that's what
they're called) buttons are offscreen and cannot be clicked using the
mouse or other pointing device. This makes it completely unusable on
this computer (this LCD's native resolution is 800x600 so increasing
the resolution isn't an option).
This is a regression (FC2 has this bug, FC1 doesn't). Unfortunately I
didn't find this during FC2-test, but oh well, better late than never...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC2 or FC-devel on a computer with an 800x600 screen, or
use a computer with an 800x600 screen to ssh to an FC2 or FC-devel host.
2. Run system-config-authentication or authconfig-gtk.
Actual Results: Dialog box does not fit on screen, so I cannot click
OK and save changes.
Expected Results: Dialog box should fit on the screen, as it does on FC1.
Running it like this is a (barely sufficient) workaround:
Yes, this means you have to puzzle through the Japanese (or if you
didn't click the Japanese checkbox at Fedora Core install time, then
puzzle through some garbage), but OTOH the OK and Cancel buttons are
actually onscreen and clickable...
(Changing "Severity" from Normal to Low because I now have a
the original interface was designed apparently for 1024x768+
resolutions. I do believe that there are plenty of people who need to
use authconfig-gtk in a lower resolution which is your case. I
modified the interface from single column design to multi-column and
tested it on 800x600 and worked fine for me. I also modified confusing
keyboard shortcuts. Adding attachment which allows you to test the new
Created attachment 103068 [details]
to test it, copy it to /usr/share/authconfig and launch authconfig-gtk
Does it work for you?
Things are a bit busy for me right now, so I probably won't be able to
test this until this weekend. (I'll test it earlier if I can however.)
Ok, I've tried out the new interface, it seems to work with 800x600
resolution. Cool. (This is on FC2, not FC3-test or FC-devel. I'll
retest on FC-devel if you wish.)
Wow, the new interface even works on 640x480! (You can drag the window
from side to side, and while you can't see the entire thing at once at
640x480, you can see well more than enough to get work done.)
Nice to head that, authconfig is coming with the new interface from
the version 4.6.5 which I'll make available in rawhide. The new
version of authconfig with enhanced interface and NIS configuration
should be available in the end of this week.
*** Bug 122468 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***