Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1287801
Not detecting new displays when attached
Last modified: 2016-12-20 11:35:27 EST
Description of problem:
When I attach external displays to my MBP, running Fedora in VMware Fusion, no new displays are detected. This only began today after the upgrade to Fedora 23. Worked fine for a year on Fedora 21 and Fedora 22.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 23 in VMware Fusion 8.
2. Select the VM in VMware, click View -> Use All Displays in Full Screen
3. In VM, go to full screen mode.
4. xrandr - Virtual 1
5. Add external monitors.
6. xrandr - Still only Virtual 1
xrandr (and other tools like xfce4-display-settings) see only 1 attached display, Virtual 1.
Also tested with the legacy vmware tools from VMware (although they recommend open-vm-tools).
Tried running off the F22 kernel that was working yesterday. No joy.
OK, I've fixed it.
I did a fresh install, verified it worked, dnf update, verified it still worked then diffed the rpms.
One needs not only open-vm-tools, but also open-vm-tools-desktop.
Splitting these two packages will cause a lot of problems for people.
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