Bug 1287801 - Not detecting new displays when attached
Not detecting new displays when attached
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2015-12-02 12:31 EST by Wayne Walker
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:35 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 11:35:27 EST
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Description Wayne Walker 2015-12-02 12:31:43 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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How reproducible:

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

Actual results:
xrandr (and other tools like xfce4-display-settings) see only 1 attached display, Virtual 1.

Expected results:
Virtual 1
Virtual 2
Virtual 3

Additional info:
Comment 1 Wayne Walker 2015-12-02 12:32:47 EST
Also tested with the legacy vmware tools from VMware (although they recommend open-vm-tools).
Comment 2 Wayne Walker 2015-12-02 16:07:00 EST
Tried running off the F22 kernel that was working yesterday.  No joy.
Comment 3 Wayne Walker 2015-12-02 17:06:43 EST
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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