hardinfo -r from comand line always shows displays in X as 0x0 pixels

Bug #1494523 reported by Brendan Perrine on 2015-09-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hardinfo (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce run hardinfo -r in a terminal emulator in X11. Then look for the resolutoin of your X display it will say 0x0 pixels. hardinfo:
  Installed: 0.5.1-1.4ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.5.1-1.4ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.1-1.4ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Description: Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (development branch)
Release: 15.10

I expected hardinfo to show the display resolution like it does in a gtk window when run on the command line. Instead it shows 0x0 pixels no matter the display resolutoin. Instead I get 0x0 pixel from a terminal emulator and get the correct resolution in a gtk window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: hardinfo 0.5.1-1.4ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-7.7-generic 4.2.0
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.18.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Thu Sep 10 15:16:04 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-09-30 (344 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140930)
 No journal files were found.
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SourcePackage: hardinfo
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-08-07 (33 days ago)

Brendan Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in hardinfo (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hardinfo (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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