Bug 804374 - gnome3 fallback and 2nd monitor problem on notebooks
gnome3 fallback and 2nd monitor problem on notebooks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-18 08:02 EDT by jeff
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:03:47 EST
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Description jeff 2012-03-18 08:02:56 EDT
Description of problem:

I installed fedora 16 on an old notebook.
Gnome3 didn't have sufficient graphics hardware and started up in fallback mode.
This worked on on the notebook screen, when an external monitor was not attached.

When I installed an external monitor (as I usually use the computer),
the gnome background shows up, but nothing else.
There are no menus, and though the mouse moves around, no menus appear of any
kind work with mouse clicks. All I can do is control-alt-delete, which will
let me log in again, and ends up with the background screen only.

I was using fedora 15 and lxde successfully with the exact same hardware

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I would like a working desktop.

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Comment 1 jeff 2012-03-18 08:32:30 EDT
Typo correction:
"no menus appear of any kind work with mouse clicks" should be
"no menus appear of any kind, even with mouse clicks".
Comment 2 jeff 2012-03-18 20:05:23 EDT
I just installed fedora 16 with the ldxe spin.
It works fine.
I fear gnome3 is really hosed on multiple monitors with the fallback version.
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