Guidance displayconfig does not automatically detect monitor config on systems with no xorg.conf

Bug #203378 reported by Scott Kitterman on 2008-03-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde-guidance (Ubuntu)
Scott Kitterman

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kde-guidance

The first time a displayconfig is run for a system with no xorg.conf, it will not detect monitor settings. To detect monitor settings the user needs to:

1. System Settings --> Monitor & Display
2. Obtain Administrative rights
3. Select the appropriate monitor
4. Apply the changes
5. Restart X (logout and login or ctrl-alt-backspace)
6. System Settings --> Monitor & Display
7. Obtain Administrative rights
8. Configure display settings to taste and apply them

This is a substandard user experience.

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Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: nobody → kitterman
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04
status: New → In Progress
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

#5. Restart X isn't actually required.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

What needs to be done is displayconfigabstraction needs to know that it started with no xorg.conf and then instead of believing what tells it, ignore that and determine the graphichs card/display resoultions live using I've run out of time and don't have it sorted out.

Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: kitterman → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: nobody → andreas-wenning
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: andreas-wenning → nobody
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Yuriy Padlyak (gneeot) wrote :

ok, but what to do in KDE4 flavour?

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Reopening and assigning to myself since the fix had to be reverted due to api breakage.

Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: nobody → kitterman
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kde-guidance - 0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu15

kde-guidance (0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu15) hardy; urgency=low

  [ Andreas Wenning ]
  * Added kubuntu_29_kde-powermanager_display_consumption_rate.patch to
    display current consumption rate. (LP: #214774).
  * Readded kubuntu_30_displayconfig_no_xorg_correct_detection.patch
    which doesn't break the api. displayconfig will detect the hardware
    automatically and write a xorg.conf if none is present on startup.
    (LP: #203378).

  [ Yuriy Kozlov ]
  * Added kubuntu_31_wineconfig_no_i18_on_keys.patch to remove i18n from
    dictionary keys, which caused crashes on non en_US locales. Should be
    removed if synced with upstream. (LP: #82723)

 -- Yuriy Kozlov <email address hidden> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 12:49:35 -0400

Changed in kde-guidance:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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