Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 962572
X-sandboxes are not resizeable
Last modified: 2013-05-24 16:19:49 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #915202 +++
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
--- Additional comment from Daniel Walsh on 2013-02-26 16:41:42 EST ---
Did the Xephyr Resize patch get removed?
--- Additional comment from Marian Csontos on 2013-02-27 04:06:58 EST ---
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?
--- Additional comment from Marian Csontos on 2013-02-27 04:26:07 EST ---
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.
--- Additional comment from Peter Hutterer on 2013-05-12 23:52:04 EDT ---
Patch was removed from RHEL server because it got merged upstream as xorg-server-18.104.22.1683-3-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-22.214.171.1242-23-g3aac7a5) and set EphyrWantResize to 1 by default. This should emulate the behaviour of RHEL 6.3.
--- Additional comment from Daniel Walsh on 2013-05-13 12:53:26 EDT ---
Can we get the same option turned on in Fedora also?
xorg-x11-server-1.14.1-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xorg-x11-server-1.14.1-2.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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xorg-x11-server-1.14.1-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.