Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468793
Unable to split screen between multiple monitors of different aspect ratios
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:10:43 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems that multiple monitor doesn't work properly between monitors of different aspect ratio. I am running rawhide on a Dell Latitude X-1 (12" widescreen) and attempted to hook it up to a Dell 1503FP (15" 4:3). The monitor was recognized but with current resolution (1280x768) it doesn't turn on. I restarted Fedora and now both monitors work; the resolution was set at 1024x768. The aspect ratio applies to both monitors, however, and the screen was stretched on the laptop monitor (appear normal on the external monitor). I cannot unsplit screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hook up laptop to external monitor while Fedora is running.
2. Then restart and compare.
I expected xorg to be able to differentiate between the two aspect ratios and allows me to extend the desktop to the external monitor. I'm not sure if this is achievable by default, though.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please paste in the comment output of the command
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
I have exactly the same issue : a laptop widescreen and a 19" monitor (4:3).
I cannot split the desktop, and if I use gnome-display-property, my second monitor is detected as "laptop" (and my laptop screen too), even if I unselect the "clone" mode.
I will provide the output of the commands asked by Matej Cepl latter today.
(for now : I can just say that I DON'T have any /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. It's a brand new fedora 10 install)
Created attachment 322636 [details]
X log files
there were 6 different logs, they are all collapsed in one file.
I'm not the reporter, but I have exactly the same issue, so here are the additional informations you wanted:
$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 1280 x 1280
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
(see attachement for the X server log)
(and I haven't any xorg.conf file)
Reporter, could we get that xrandr -q output, please?
It would be interesting to get the output of
both when the screens are plugged in and when they are not.
Created attachment 323128 [details]
xrandr --verbose on both simple and dual screen
Sorry. I've been busy for the last few days.
The output is listed below for when the computer is started up with same monitor. The files are attached.
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1280 x 1280
VGA connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x 228mm
1024x768 60.0*+ 75.0 70.1 60.0*
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 72.8 75.0 59.9
LVDS connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 264mm x 159mm
1280x768 59.9 +
Created attachment 323281 [details]
Log for Xorg
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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