Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83369
RHEL3/B1: GDM at 640x480
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:55 EST
Description of problem:
In the beta (but not in 8.0) gdm at 640x480 places the shutdown button and the
the same place. This produces a nasty splat rather than the desired output. It
ought to either lose the date or change font size. Oddly 8.0 got it right
100%. - SiS video card using 640x480 to test TV out. Sony monitor with all the
so that may have affected the font sizing if I understand it right.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set display resolution to 640x480
2. ctrl-alt-backspace, let X restart
Nasty mess in the bottom right
Either the date not being there or different font sizing
There are just 4 buttons now instead of 3, so it doesn't fit.
We could shrink the font or something. I don't know if gdm supports
scaling the theme with resolution.
*** Bug 102393 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Since Bug 102393 marked as a DUP of this bug, changing this Bug to
Product=RHEL3, version=B1 (was RHL8beta?)
ISSUE TRACKER 26680 opened as sev 4.
In general I would not expect 640x480 to work; 800x600 is the
"smallest reasonable resolution" that the UI is planned for.
We don't have the resources to address or test all 640x480 issues.
That said if this particular bug is easy to fix, there's no reason not to.
Just don't expect all "dialog is 500 pixels high" type of bugs to
I run my mini-notebook at 640x480 and with a window manager that clamps sizes
properly (unrelated metacity bug) there is very little that is at all problematic
upstream 220.127.116.11 version of GDM fixes this by making fonts smaller on smaller
resolutions. gdm is quite usable at 640x480 using the Bluecurve theme. The
only thing is that the welcome string gets put over the redhat logo, but we
can really live with that I think (I'm not sure how gdm would solve this
really anyway except by using a theme that looks more ok at that resolution).
I don't really want to upgrade to 18.104.22.168 in RHEL though, due to risk
of breaking something else. Maybe we could backport this patch if it's
FROM ISSUE TRACKER
Event posted 08-15-2003 09:29am by brian.b with duration of 0.00
With all that was said above, what do we (HP) need to do and will this be fixed?
I agree that 640x480 is a pretty low resolution...
Engineering is saying this has been berified to work down to 800x600 by using
* IF THIS IS A CRITICAL HP REQUIREMENT, they will look at 640x480 but may come
back and deem it too risky to put in....
* IF NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, have tested 800x600. Howwever, 640x480 may work
but not a bug if it doesn't work...
HP agrees that this is not critical and will go with option #2 above:
"640x480 may work but not a bug if it doesn't..."
Closing bug as WONTFIX.
After discussion with George I'm building the new gdm now, so this
may end up being fixed unless we find a reason to remove the newer gdm.
Of course Cambridge will have a newer gdm.
So this should get resolved.