Bug 1418601 - Graphical installation should start with mirrored displays
Summary: Graphical installation should start with mirrored displays
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-02-02 10:19 UTC by Christophe de Dinechin
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:32:50 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Christophe de Dinechin 2017-02-02 10:19:50 UTC
Description of problem:

Starting Anaconda on a system with multiple screens may pick the wrong one, making it a bit difficult to see what happens. I have one Linux system with a regular monitor and an HTC Vive headset (stereoscopic, not very practical for installation), and Anaconda always start on the HTC Vive.

How reproducible:

Start Fedora installation on a system with two monitors

Actual results:

Anaconda shows up on one of the screen, which one being selected is not well defined.

Expected results:

Anaconda should start on all screens, using display mirroring by default.

Additional info:

It's much easier to switch from mirrored to non-mirrored using the GUI than the other way round. So if users really want to use multiple displays during installation (I don't see much of a benefit, but why not), then they can do it easily even if the system starts in mirrored configuration.

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