Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1306260
[gnome-shell] dimensions are not displayed when resizing gnome-terminal in a GNOME on Xorg session
Last modified: 2017-03-26 03:29:45 EDT
Description of problem:
When resizing a gnome-terminal window in a GNOME on Xorg session, the familiar tooltip in the center of the window which displays the window dimensions is missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch GNOME on Xorg session.
2. Launch gnome-terminal.
3. Resize terminal window.
Window gets resized but no window dimensions are displayed.
Window gets resized and window dimensions are displayed.
1. The tooltip is displayed correctly for current Fedora 23.
2. Installed packages include xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.18.1-1.fc24.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
*** Bug 1350506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm seeing this on F24 with all windows, not just gnome-terminal.
Partial duplicate of Bug 1349688.
Presently, I have two F24 systems which I upgraded from F22. In F22, I got correct dimensions displayed for all windows when resizing, on both systems. (gnome-terminal and gvim showed columns and rows, everything else showed width and height in pixels.)
What I have after upgrading to F24 is one system where I get no dimensions tooltip for anything, and one system where I still get the dimensions tooltips, but for gnome-terminal the dimensions are now in pixels.
I'd love to help troubleshoot this so we can get it fixed. Please let me know what information is needed.
It is caused by Wayland. After changing /etc/gdm/custom.conf to use
# Uncoment the line below to force the login screen to use Xorg
I got back the geometry when resizing.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1269097 ***
(In reply to H.J. Lu from comment #6)
Issue appears to have been resolved for both of current Fedora 24 and Fedora 25 with the standard setup of GDM (running on top of Wayland). I have checked for Fedora 24 running inside a virtual machine:
- window geometry is shown when choosing GNOME on Xorg session.
- window geometry is not shown GNOME (on Wayland) session.
For Fedora 25, the issue is gone both when running on bare metal and inside a virtual machine.
I am not sure if this is the same bug, but it appears to be closely related:
Using Fedora 25:
Linux localhost.localdomain 4.9.14-200.fc25.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Mar 13 19:26:40 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
when I resize a gnome terminal window it does not display the window size in characters during the resize operation.
When I use Fedora 23:
Linux brad-home 4.7.5-100.fc23.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Sep 26 19:29:03 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
and I resize a terminal window, the size of the window in characters is displayed in the center of the widow during the resize operation
I am using a virtual machine for both of these tests.
(In reply to Brad Bell from comment #8)
Please make sure that you run a GNOME on Xorg session under Fedora 25. The default session type is GNOME on Wayland now.
Selecting the gear icon on the login screen, and then Xorg, worked. Thanks.
(In reply to Brad Bell from comment #10)
Here, things work as expected both under Fedora 25 and Fedora 26. To make sure that your actual session type is really "GNOME on Xorg", verify that your environment satisfies DESKTOP_SESSION=gnome-xorg, thanks.