Created attachment 360059 [details]
Description of problem:
I am using notebook with connected external LCD display. When I run anaconda, the notebook display is blank (active, but black) and everything shows up at the external display. That's fine. But when I click on "Change device" button to change location of the bootloader (see attached screenshot to know which dialog it is), the new dialog appears at upper left corner of the *notebook screen*. Which is very confusing, because I don't look at that screen and don't know about it. So I click "Change device" several times and "nothing happens". Only after a minute I notice that the dialog has appeared on the other screen.
The dialog should appear on the same screen as the parent dialog.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have the same display setup as described
2. Click Change device
New dialog is opened at the other screen
New dialog is opened at the same screen
anaconda is really not set up to handle multiple displays attached and running at the same time. It's really a fairly simple-minded UI. I suggest turning off the external display for the short time you'll be running anaconda. Doing so should not affect your X configuration later in the least.
How come that all other dialogs:
* "Weak password warning"
* "Partitioning warnings"
* "Write changes to disk?"
* "Creating filesystem"
* "Enable network interface"
* "Retrieving repo information"
* "Checking dependencies"
* "Starting installation process"
* "Change bootloader password"
* "Edit bootloader list"
do appear on the same (correct) screen, only the "Bootloader device dialog" on the wrong one?
I don't know anything about GTK (or what you are using), but in Swing the whole difference is made when you set or don't set parent dialog for the newly created one. If you set the parent, the new dialog appears at the center of it, if you don't set parent, the new dialog appears somewhere (anywhere) on the screen.
Please also note that all aforementioned dialogs appear at the center of the parent dialog, only the "Bootloader device dialog" appears in upper left corner even on single screen setup. It is *certainly* something wrong about it. And I don't believe it can't be fixed by changing a few lines. Sorry to bother, reopening :)
That's really weird, I can't just reopen the bug, I have to assign it to myself. What the hell?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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I see this fixed in anaconda 14.22.