Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 352301
Tool to change display device missing
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:09:42 EDT
Description of problem:
Modern laptops have usually three different displays that could be used: the
usual LCD panel, an external monitor via a cable plugged into the laptop, and a
television using TV-out of the graphics card.
There should be an easy and intuitive way for a user to switch between the
possible display without the need to revert using command line or adjusting
xorg.conf after the initial system installation.
It should be also possible to use only one or at least two displays at the same
time. It should be also possible to select proper TV encoding (NTSC, PAL, etc.)
for the TV output, and to select proper resolution for LDC, external monitor,
and the TV.
Soeren wants to tackle this for F-9 I believe.
There are already tools available:
URandR and displayconfig-gtk:
The advantage of displayconfig-gtk is that there it is a gtk version of a KDE
application which also exists - that would mean that Fedora could even provide
a tool for both environments (yeah, I know, that would be strange).
Of course both tools build upon RandR 1.2.
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
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
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.
I don't see where this bug has been revolved in rawhide. Maybe with KDE 4.1
there will be a solution for KDE, but I'm not sure if Gnome has a current
solution to handle external devices on xrandr-base.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I don't see where this bug has been revolved in rawhide. Maybe with KDE 4.1
> there will be a solution for KDE, but I'm not sure if Gnome has a current
> solution to handle external devices on xrandr-base.
It's built into gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-display-properties. In rawhide
already. Test it out, and report bugs against the control-center module.