Description of problem:
Since update to RHEL6.4 GUI sandboxes (`sandbox -X`) are not resizeable.
This used to work perfectly on RHEL6.3.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sandbox -X firefox
2. try resizing sandbox
Sandbox can not be resized
Sandbox can be resized
Did the Xephyr Resize patch get removed?
Short answer is yes, it got. Commit 1dee54d04.
Among other things this really breaks things in tiling window managers.
Also saved firefox sessions from RHEL6.3 are broken: firefox is using larger window than Xephyr.
Would it be possible getting it back in z-stream?
And the workaround for broken firefox session is to search for /"width":/ and /"height":/ in profile's sessionstore.js (~/.mozilla/firefox/s0m3jVnK.default/sessionstore.js) and hand edit the numbers.
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Patch was removed from RHEL server because it got merged upstream as xorg-server-22.214.171.1243-3-g8843aed. However, the upstream patch has two hunks different than the one we used to ship. Specifically, the resize option is now only enabled if win_pre_existing is != None whereas the previous patch had this unconditionally.
Best option here is probably to cherry-pick "ephyr: Add -resizeable option" (xorg-server-126.96.36.1992-23-g3aac7a5) and set EphyrWantResize to 1 by default. This should emulate the behaviour of RHEL 6.3.
Can we get the same option turned on in Fedora also?
6024831 build (rhel-6.5-candidate, /rpms/xorg-x11-server:345a60edaa195ad3a44ff9818bbae0e1282e4895) completed successfully
*** Bug 1006456 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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