[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#443690: xfwm4: wrong display chosen in multi-head setup when using startup notification

Mark Nipper nipsy at bitgnome.net
Sun Sep 23 09:28:49 UTC 2007

Package: xfwm4
Version: 4.4.1-3
Severity: important

        I've been running xfce4 for awhile now using a multi-head disply
configuration (:0.0 and :0.1, no Xinerama).  Most of my menu items have
"Use startup notification" checked.  Up until a recent update (I assume
the update to 4.4.1-3 today when I ran an update), this wasn't an issue
as any application I would start up would end up displaying on the
display from which I clicked on the menu item initially.

        Now, however, when I try to open an application from the menu
which has startup notification enabled, the application always starts on
display :0.0 even though my mouse and the menu itself is displayed on
:0.1.  Unchecking the option in the menu editor allows all of the
applications I try to open on :0.1 to show up correctly on that
particular display.

        I assume the startup notification feature somehow uses an
invisible widget or something to work in the first place and for
whatever reason, this is always being bound to display :0.0 currently.
This is purely conjecture of course though.

        I can downgrade to 4.4.1-2+b1 again if you want me to in order
to test this.  But I might have to rebuild against Xorg 1.4.  I'm not
certain though.  Actually, I guess it might even be a "feature" of Xorg
1.4 since that was also upgraded in my update today I believe.  If you
don't think anything that changed between say 4.4.1-2 and 4.4.1-3 would
have affected this, you might bounce this over to the Xorg package
maintainers.  I imagine other people will probably run into this problem
though if that is the case and the xfce maintainers might now about it
upstream already too.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfwm4 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.20.0-1         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.6.1-5          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.10-1+b2      The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.5-1+b1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.14.1-3         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.12.0-2         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.4-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.18.2-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-2   PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1+b1     X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.9-1            library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1          1:0.3.2-1+b1     X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.9-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxdamage1             1:1.1.1-3        X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4mcs-client3     4.4.1-1          Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4mcs-manager3    4.4.1-1          Manager library for Xfce4 configur
ii  libxfce4util4           4.4.1-1          Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4           4.4.1-1          Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  2:1.1.3-1        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.2-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.4-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xfwm4 recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common               2.18.2-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  xfce4-mcs-manager             4.4.1-1    Settings manager for Xfce4
ii  xfwm4-themes                  4.4.1-1    Theme files for xfwm4

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