Bug 311131 - Gnome-panel confused about resolution after switching from laptop display to monitor
Gnome-panel confused about resolution after switching from laptop display to ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
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Reported: 2007-09-28 11:13 EDT by Robin Norwood
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:16:58 EST
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screenshot (157.06 KB, image/png)
2007-09-28 11:13 EDT, Robin Norwood
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xorg.conf (865 bytes, text/plain)
2007-09-28 11:15 EDT, Robin Norwood
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xorg log (86.24 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-02 15:06 EDT, Robin Norwood
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (113.33 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-18 11:00 EDT, Craig Harrison
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xorg.conf - autogenerated (812 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2007-10-18 11:09 EDT, Craig Harrison
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Description Robin Norwood 2007-09-28 11:13:26 EDT
Hardware is IBM thinkpad t43 with ATI radeon video:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]

Monitor is Sony LCD (system-config-display detects it as 'SDM-S73')

When using the laptop display, things work fine at 1024x768.  However, after
shutting down, connecting to docking station, and then rebooting, X and gnome
are confused.  The face-browser only seems to fill about 800x600 worth of
pixels, and the gnome panels are placed as if for an 800x600 desktop.  The
desktop extends to the full 1280x1024 resolution.  Maximized windows fit just
fine in the entire display, with the 'bottom' panel on top of them.

Also, system-config-display says the resolution is set to 1024x768, but the
monitor claims 1280x1024, which looks correct to me.

Adjusting the panels works to some degree - the bottom panel can be dragged to
the bottom of the screen, but I can't convince the top panel to behave at all.
Comment 1 Robin Norwood 2007-09-28 11:13:26 EDT
Created attachment 210611 [details]
Comment 2 Robin Norwood 2007-09-28 11:15:20 EDT
Created attachment 210621 [details]

I'm using the auto-generated xorg.conf and the radeon driver.  No funny
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-02 06:33:19 EDT
Robin, still, we could use that /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Comment 4 Robin Norwood 2007-10-02 15:06:03 EDT
Created attachment 213821 [details]
xorg log

Sure, there it is.
Comment 5 Craig Harrison 2007-10-18 11:00:31 EDT
Created attachment 231111 [details]
Comment 6 Craig Harrison 2007-10-18 11:01:30 EDT
Hardware is Gateway MX7525 (laptop) 
Monitor is a "LCM-22w3" external LCD monitor.
Video card is an "ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]" using the
radeon driver.
Version is Fedora 8 test 3.

Just like Robin things work fine on my 1024x768 laptop display, but upon
switching to the external monitor the fedora loading and login screens only fill
1024x768 of the screen (the rest is black), then upon login the desktop is the
correct size but the gnome panels are placed as if the desktop was still
1024x768. I can drag the bottom panel to fix it, but the top panel refuses to
become wider than 768px. All windows work fine. system-config-display reports a
resolution of 1280x800, which is correct. In fedora test 2,
system-config-display reported 1024x768 for the resolution, which was incorrect
as the display was acting the same. This external monitor works correctly with
Fedora 7.

My /var/long/Xorg.0.log is posted above ^
Comment 7 Craig Harrison 2007-10-18 11:09:52 EDT
Created attachment 231121 [details]
xorg.conf - autogenerated
Comment 8 Craig Harrison 2007-10-18 11:27:05 EDT
My apologies, I had some numbers wrong in Comment #6. My actual resolution is
1680x1050. system-config-display has the WRONG resolution when it says 1280x800,
which is what I believe the gnome panels and fedora log are being sized for.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 09:56:37 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:52:18 EST
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:16:58 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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