Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 677645
xfce4-panel appears out of the monitor
Last modified: 2015-02-18 08:31:49 EST
Description of problem:
I use laptop with external monitor and the external monitor is the primary one, so I place the panel to the external monitor which is labeled as Monitor 2 in the panel config. The problem appears when I run the laptop without the external monitor - the panel is not shown on the laptops screen and if I go to the panel setting it says that the panel is on "monitor 1" and the other choice is "Monitor 1" which is the correct laptop screen (btw, the lower case "m" is not a typo). When I change the Output to "Monitor 1" the "monitor 1" disappears and panel is shown on the laptops screen so the panel "knows" that there is no other screen, but fails to switch to the "Monitor 1". Automatic always selects the laptop.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. please see the description
The panel should be shown on the laptop's screen when no other screen is available. Btw, this used to work fine with 4.6.
Seems like there are some fixes regarding this problem in 4.8.1 will try that and make an update here..
No luck with 4.8.1 the behavior is same as with 4.8.0.
(In reply to comment #0)
> The problem appears when I run the laptop without the external monitor
Did you disable the external monitor before disconnect?
Can you give us ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml please?
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > The problem appears when I run the laptop without the external monitor
> Did you disable the external monitor before disconnect?
no, I just shut down the computer (no suspend) with both monitors enabled and then start it without the external monitor. the weird thing is that once I switch the panel position to the laptop screen the "monitor-1" value disappears so it seems that the panel "knows" that "monitor-1" is not referencing a valid screen, but at start time it's in config file and panel blindly use that value...
> Can you give us ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml please?
No such file or directory
This is possibly: http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7272 upstream?
Or is the case slightly different?
(In reply to comment #5)
> This is possibly: http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7272 upstream?
> Or is the case slightly different?
Yes, that sounds like the same problem.
Adding that link.
Please try if it is any better with
(In reply to comment #8)
> Please try if it is any better with
No, it doesn't fix the issues.
With the latest update (4.8.3-1) works a bit better - if I choose output: Automatic, it's on external monitor when it's connected and on laptop monitor when it's not connected. But if I choose Monitor 2 (external) it stays there even when xfce is started without the external monitor.
Updated upstream bug with your testing from comment 10. Thanks!
Please try https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/xfce4-settings-4.8.2-1.fc15
The release notes sounds as if it could help:
"- Fix invalid desktop size when disabling a monitor (bug #7413)."
(In reply to comment #12)
> Please try https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/xfce4-settings-4.8.2-1.fc15
> The release notes sounds as if it could help:
> "- Fix invalid desktop size when disabling a monitor (bug #7413)."
- it doesn't fix the problem, the use case from comment#1 still behaves the same way
I have the same problem with xfce4-panel-4.8.5-1.fc15.x86_64 and xfce4-settings-4.8.2-1.fc15.x86_64
Can you try https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/xfce4-panel-4.8.6-1.fc15 ?
xfce4-panel-4.8.6-1.fc16.x86_64 is a bit worse - using "auto" as I wrote in c#10 doesn't work - I have 2 panels (top, bottom) both set to "auto", but since the last update the top panel moves to external monitor, but the bottom panel doesn't - both are set to "auto"
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