scaling changes when closing/re-opening the lid

Bug #1793496 reported by Matthias Klose on 2018-09-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
mutter (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

scaling changes when closing/re-opening the lid. Seen in bionic.

Mz scaling is set to 100%, but the laptop is considered highdpi by mutter, and during suspend/resume it changes back to default ignoring settings.

$ xprop -spy -root RESOURCE_MANAGER
RESOURCE_MANAGER(STRING) = "*customization:\t-color\nXft.dpi:\t192\nXft.antialias:\t1\nXft.hinting:\t1\nXft.hintstyle:\thintslight\nXft.rgba:\trgb\nXcursor.size:\t48\nXcursor.theme:\tDMZ-White\n"
RESOURCE_MANAGER(STRING) = "*customization:\t-color\nXft.dpi:\t96\nXft.antialias:\t1\nXft.hinting:\t1\nXft.hintstyle:\thintslight\nXft.rgba:\trgb\nXcursor.size:\t24\nXcursor.theme:\tDMZ-White\n"

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1440, maximum 8192 x 8192
eDP-1 connected primary 2560x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 309mm x 174mm
   2560x1440 60.00*+ 59.99 59.99 59.96 59.95

Changed in mutter (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

This has been fixed by

mutter (3.32.0-1ubuntu2) disco; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/x11-Add-support-for-fractional-scaling-using-Randr.patch:
    - Don't invert the screen size when rotation is enabled (LP: #1822513)
    - Remove unneeded cleanup changes
    - Use xcb checked function to set scaling to catch errors
    - Update screen size only after monitors modes have been derived
      (LP: #1822616)
    - Trigger a monitors rebuild only if scale has changed (LP: #1823485)
    - Only update UI scaling when output scaling is enabled (LP: #1822478)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) Wed, 03 Apr 2019 19:19:59 -0400

I expect this is fixed by (issue

Matthias Klose (doko) on 2019-06-26
tags: added: rls-bb-incoming
Iain Lane (laney) on 2019-06-26
no longer affects: mutter (Ubuntu Bionic)
Changed in mutter:
status: Unknown → New
Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

fyi, with the packages provided by Marco I still can reproduce the issue with bionic.

tags: added: xrandr-scaling
Changed in mutter:
status: New → Fix Released
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2019-09-10
Changed in mutter (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
tags: removed: rls-bb-incoming
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