Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133814
Dual head needs option to set RightOf or LeftOf and X,Y Offset
Last modified: 2008-04-04 18:51:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Dual head needs option to set RightOf or LeftOf and X,Y Offset. I
have a main CRT in front of me and a LCD to the LeftOf the main. The
Dual Head config gui does not let me specify which screen is which and
where they are relative to each other. Additionally, the LeftOf LCD
is slightly behind and rotated to face me better which makes the
pointer seem to move 'up/down' as it tracks between the two screens.
If you have access to a Windoze XP box, you can see that the dual head
configuration(built-in to XP 'Display Properties') allows you to
'drag' the screens around each other on a X,Y axis in order to correct
the slight variances of the space/tilt/rotation of the two screens as
they are physically oriented on the physical desk surface.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. RawHide(09/26/04) installed
2. 'Firstboot' gui must be run manually(!?)
3. Attempt to set Dual Head using system-config-display
Actual Results: I had to manually edit xorg.conf to set "Screen0"
RightOf "Screen1". Not sure how to set X,Y offset, but I believe I've
seen the option in the man pages.
Expected Results: Ability to set dual head orientation after
identifying which screen is 0 and which is 1 by use of the gui config
Only tool I've seen with better dual head gui set-up, in Linux, is
Sax2 in Suse 9.1.
Although it would be great to have the full x/y setup, PLEASE add left/right setup ASAP,
it ought to be easy to add, and it would be a tremendous improvement for those of us with
our 2nd screen to the left of our main screen.
Mass update: move dual head bugs from FC5 to FC6, no way they can get fixed
before FC5 release at this point.
Add to FC6Destop tracker
Hi, feature freeze for fc6 is today, so we're going to have to punt for now.
Hopefully in the feature will get away from system-config-display entirely and
come up with a much better long term solution.
Removing from tracker.
Adding a simple left/right checkbox seems like a fairly easy fix with a high
useability payback. Any reason not to ask for this in FC7 ?
*** Bug 141502 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Unfortunately I am no longer using Fedora, I have a new job and they have standardized on Ubuntu here.
As far as I know (I think I was using FC6 when I finished the old job) all of the notes in here were still
valid. But I have not used FC7+.
Thanks anyway and good luck!
Thanks for your update