Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 615985
dual head xrandr doesn't seem to work with gnome-shell
Last modified: 2011-05-25 18:02:51 EDT
Description of problem:
When I connect a second screen to the VGA output of my laptop, gnome-shell seems to crash. I get an extended screen automatically (I see my wallpaper on the external screen and can have my mouse cursor on it).
But, all windows seem minimized such as I only see the wallpaper and can't see any windows. Alt-Tab doesn't work. Top-Left screen corner doesn't work either. I can't see the top bar from the gnome-shell (where you can find the activities button and all the notification icons).
In order to get my desktop working again, I disconnect my external screen. Then I suppose gnome-session restarts gnome-shell and everything is back as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component: gnome-shell-2.29.1-4
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable gnome-shell
2. plug in an external screen
Actual results: can't use the desktop, gnome-shell seem to have crashed
Expected results: can use the desktop normally
Additional info: Using intel xorg driver
Still happens on rawhide
SMOLT profile: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_eee073ef-5435-4449-8a7b-42793b31248b
It kind of works if the screen is rectangular (both screens when added up form a big rectangular screen). But then, in the activity view, the screen size is incorrect.
is this still a problem with the latest packages? a lot of work has gone into multihead setups since then.
No response, assuming problems have been addressed.