Test Day:2009-07-07 Fit and Finish:Display Configuration

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This test day is part of the Fit and Finish initiative.

DATE TIME WHERE
Tue July 7, 2009 From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT) #fedora-fit-and-finish)

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on user experience issues of display configuration, including multi-monitor setups, monitor hotplug, projectors, etc. We explicitly want to focus on user experience issues here, which means we want to find problems where typical user tasks that involve display configuration don't work as expected, not test an individual feature in depth.

The primary tool for display configuration on the desktop spin is gnome-display-properties, in the menus under System → Preferences → Display. Another important interface to the display configuration system is the 'display' hotkey (the key that produces the XF86Display keysym) that many laptops have. On Thinkpads, this is the key combination Fn-F7, on HP laptops it is Fn-F4.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion: Matthias Clasen, Adam Jackson, Dave Airlie

Prerequisites for Test Day

  • An up-to-date rawhide installation. See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. If that feels too risky to you, we also have recent rawhide live images available (thanks to the Fedora Unity project) that allow you to participate without risking your existing installation. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Note that these images are too large to fit on a CD. You will need to burn them to a DVD or convert them to USB images to work with them. We are working to get the image size reduced for future test days.

Finally, if you don't have a rawhide installation and don't want to download an iso, your input will still be valuable if it is based on F11.

  • A variety of display hardware: external monitors, projectors, rotatable lcd monitors, etc.
  • A good mood. Remember; while we are poking into things that may make us angry or frustrated, we are doing it to make things better

How to test

Here are some tasks involving displays and their configuration:

Issues that were identified

Things that work alright

Tester Description Bug references Status
mclasen Label colors in capplet and status icon don't match #509837 FIXED
jrb plymouth and gdm use different-sized bullets #499203 FIXED
mclasen plymouth clones different-sized monitors #510021
ajax RANDR output setup should default to RightOf if possible #510026 FIXED
mclasen side-effect of turning a monitor on #510029
mclasen changing monitor arrangement repeatedly confuses things #510030
dtimms display activate doesn't work on HP nx6320 #440025
mclasen background resolution wrong at login #510043
ajax nautilus wallpaper looks ugly when changing display config #510051
mclasen display detection does not work #510057 FIXED
jsmith display applet crashes #510054 FIXED
mclasen gnome-display-properties nees a 'make default' button #510062
mclasen display status icon doesn't know on/off status #510065
mclasen problems when rotating monitor with the status icon #510072
mclasen rotated monitor display is offset #510074 FIXED
mclasen move to other monitor window menu option #510084
mclasen need some edge resistance beween monitors #510085
mclasen evince presentation mode could handle multiple monitors better #510089
mclasen gthumb slideshow mode could handle multiple monitors better #510090
mclasen gthumb slideshow mode improvements #510095
Tester Description
mclasen OpenOffice presentation, pretty slick
mclasen Projector detection and handling
mclasen Video on rotated monitor
mclasen Fullscreen apps on individual monitors