Test Day:2009-07-07 Fit and Finish:Display Configuration
This test day is part of the Fit and Finish initiative.
|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.
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
|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|
|mclasen||OpenOffice presentation, pretty slick|
|mclasen||Projector detection and handling|
|mclasen||Video on rotated monitor|
|mclasen||Fullscreen apps on individual monitors|