Bug 129522 - Be able to set 832x624 resolution
Summary: Be able to set 832x624 resolution
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-display
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3BugWeekQA
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-10 00:38 UTC by Paul Vandenberg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-04 15:43:09 UTC

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Description Paul Vandenberg 2004-08-10 00:38:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
I was using 1024x768 as a system wide setting and 832x624 as my user
setting. This was configured under Screen Resolution in the GNOME
Control Panel. However, whenever I logged out and tried use a GDM
option the screen would go screwy and I would have to restart the X
Server. GDM doesn't give me a problem when the system resolution
matches the user resolution. To get around this problem, I manually
added 832x624 in my xorg.conf file. It would be nice to have it in the
GUI tool. I know it's an oddball size, but it would be nice to have if
it's not a lot of work.

I am using a ViewSonic G70m monitor and a Matrox Millenium G400 video

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set 1024x768 system wide video reolution in system-config-display
2. Set 832x624 as user screen resolution in GNOME Control Panel
3. Logout to GDM. Move mouse to "Shutdown" or "Reboot"


Actual Results:  Screen goes screwy

Expected Results:  Reboot or Shutdown should be highlighted.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-08-12 11:02:16 UTC
This is two issues on two different components -
gnome-display-properties and system-config-display

1) g-d-properites not resetting back to system settings on logout

Please retest on Fedora Core 3 test1 this seems to be working for me
fine resolution switches back to system settings.  You should not need
to change the system resolution.

2) Non-standard resolutions on LCD displays
Sadly this is non-trivial, per user switching using xrandr is fine,
s-c-display sets the maximum resolution. Presenting every possible
resolution to the user is confusing. Follow bug #122739 for further
details.  As you don't need this now for things to work I'm going to
consider this bug closed if you confirm that 1) is working.

Comment 2 Paul Vandenberg 2004-08-12 13:28:31 UTC
I can't really test FC3 test 1, as I don't have an extra PC. I also 
want to clarify that my PC does revert back to the system settings 
when exiting GNOME, but the problem occurs when I move my mouse to a 
menu option in GDM like Reboot or Shutdown. It is at that point it 
goes screwy. I don't have a problem in setting my system resolution 
manually in my xorg.conf file, so you may consider this bug closed. I 
was only offering a suggestion. However, I agree that too many 
options will make things thing confusing for a user.


Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2004-08-12 14:26:07 UTC
Menu high-lighting and selections seem to work from my initial testing
- I'll attempt to get confirmation before I close.

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