Description of problem:
system-config-display is now obsoleted by the gnome system display preferences dialog. it can be a confusing experience for a user to have to deal with both. is there a way we could remove system-config-display?
This might be a valid question if gnome system display preferences
(System, Preferences, Monitors) were at least as competent as
system-config-display was once upon a time. I still see systems where
neither provides a choice for the desired display resolution. I would
vote for continued genetic diversity until one or the other of these
tools is fully competent and capable.
It is also worth explicitly recognizing that not all users rely upon
GNOME. Fedora users also make use of at least the KDE, the XFCE, the Fluxbox,
the Sugar, and the LXDE desktop environments . So, for this claim of obsolescence for system-config-display to ring true, one would need to
- each of the six or more desktop suites include a competent display
resolution selection applet, and
- none of those tools depend upon or are mere wrappers for
 e.g. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User_Guide_-_The_Fedora_Desktops
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