[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#461495: Bug#461495: xfdesktop4: Root image not being set on login

Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Tue Apr 8 20:38:37 UTC 2008

On 08-Apr-08, 11:41 (CDT), Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote: 
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:44:09PM +0000, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > Okay, if I edit the "Screen 1" tab to be the same as "Screen 0", I
> > get the desired background. Interesting. Why does it think I have two
> > screens? Why is it defaulting to "Screen 1", rather than "Screen 0"? If
> > it really thinks that I'm on "Screen 1", why did changing the options on
> > the "Screen 0" tab affect the display?
> My guess is that you have a working Xrandr setup, and that you have an output
> activated (like a VGA output, or even TV out). And it takes priority over the
> main output, so xfce thinks it's the secondary one.
> Could you paste the output of xrandr?

Well, in the meantime I had to downgrade to the X server in testing,
due to a problem with the latest ati driver and not having any of the
intermediate debs, so at present, xrandr shows:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 175, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 1600 x 1200
default connected 1600x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1600x1200      60.0* 
   [*snip many other resolutions*]

*AND* the second screen is gone from the xfce config.

But, yes, apparently my card *does* have a TV out header/chip, even
though it doesn't have the actual external connector, and newer drivers
detect/activate it (I've seen this in the logs) so I'm pretty sure
you're correct about what was going on.

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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