[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#316635: Fwd: Re: xfce4-mcs-manager: Resolution
settings not accessible through Display
clive at clivemenzies.co.uk
Tue Aug 16 22:23:13 UTC 2005
----- Forwarded message from Clive Menzies <clive at clivemenzies.co.uk> -----
> To: Cyril Brulebois <cyril.brulebois at enst-bretagne.fr>
> From: Clive Menzies <clive at clivemenzies.co.uk>
> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:19:18 +0100
> Subject: Re: xfce4-mcs-manager: Resolution settings not accessible through Display
> On (16/08/05 02:40), Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I'd like to try to help on the bug you opened . I don't know anything
> > about the property boxes of xfce4-mcs-manager, but I'd like to search
> > and learn.
> > I'd like to know:
> > * which resolutions were listed (os-works packages (I guess))
> > * which resolutions are now listed (sid packages) [none, if I'm
> > correct]
> > * which X server you are running (xorg or xfree)
> > A screenshot of the resolution box would be cool too. (You may use
> > `gnome-panel-screenshot` or `xwd | convert - /tmp/snapshot.png`.)
> > I'll have a look to the source code and try to find something
> > interesting.
> Hi Cyril
> Thanks for the offer; I'm copying this into the BTS as I guess it ought
> to be tracked.
> I reported, incorrectly, that this only affects amd-64 but it would
> appear to have hit the g4 running sid as well. I had to send my 64bit
> laptop for repair and when configuring the G4 to use it as a workstation
> in the interim, I've encountered the same bug.
> In answer to your questions:
> It was a while ago and I can't remember or easily recreate the scenario
> but on my amd64 laptop, I had been using the os-works (andreas webber)
> packages before the problem arose. At the time I was using Xfree86 and
> the resolutions showing were a subset of what was in XF86Config-4 and
> "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"
> "1280x800" "1152x720" "800x640"
> It was after I switched to sid sources, a few months back that the
> problem arose and not only did I lose the means to switch resolutions
> but I lost 1280X800 (it reverted to 1280X960). Only when I switched
> to xorg did I recover the correct resolution but the xfce4 bug persisted.
> The laptop went back to Acer last week and I've set up the G4 but had to
> include os-works in the sources.list because the sid version was
> uninstallable at the time. I'm using xorg again and the resolution is
> OK (I guess at 1152X864) but there are no resolution choices showing in
> display settings. Neither is there a right click on the desktop to
> bring up a menu. Otherwise xfce4 seems to be fine.
> Sorry but I had trouble creating a snapshot; I don't particularly want
> to install gnome and
> $ xwd | convert - /tmp/snapshot.png
> bash: convert: command not found
> I'll dig around and try to send one later but my previous mail describes
> what I see.
> Good luck ;)
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