nvidia-settings doesn't remember window size or default to a decent window size

Bug #198503 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2008-03-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nvidia-settings

When nvidia-settings is opened, the window has to always be resized to do anything useful.
See attached screenshot.

The bug has been fixed in Intrepid, and NVIDIA notified about the fix. It should hopefully end up in a future (undetermined) NVIDIA driver release.

As this is a voluntary universe package, the risk for regression is very low.

Test Case:
1) Install nvidia-settings on a machine with an nvidia card
2) Open it up and observe that it opens in a very small window
3) Install the update from -proposed
4) Open nvidia-settings and verify that the window is actually a functional size.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :
Changed in nvidia-settings:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed

As the duplicate also points out, the window size is automatically increased to fit every time a menu entry is clicked upon.

The window should, nevertheless, not spawn as small as it does at the moment.

If the calculation of the maximum needed size would take more than a second or so (some menu entries, like "OpenGL/GLX Information", seems to lag for 2-3 seconds when clicked upon), a reasonable compromise would be to spawn the window with the menu entry "X Server Information" (the first menu entry with general information) selected (actually, this should probably be done anyway! No reason to display *nothing* compared to showing the important general information).

Jack Deslippe (jdeslip) wrote :

I can also confirm this problem. It is pretty annoying if you work with projectors a lot...

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Here is the fix for Hardy

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nvidia-settings - 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu2

nvidia-settings (1.0+20080304-0ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * src/gtk+-2.x/ctkwindow.c:
    - Set selection to default to first item when opening (LP: #198503)

 -- Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> Wed, 04 Jun 2008 22:21:40 -0500

Changed in nvidia-settings:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :


Changed in nvidia-settings:
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here

Changed in nvidia-settings:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Jack Deslippe (jdeslip) wrote :

I just tried the package in hardy-proposed. It seems to work good and fixes this issue. Thanks.

I can confirm that nvidia-settings (1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1.1) in hardy-proposed fixes the issue.

Kjell Braden (afflux) wrote :

I recreated the bug with 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1 and verified that 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1.1 from -proposed fixes the issue.

Jaco Du Toit (jacodt) wrote :

I duplicated the bug and can confirm that the nvidia-settings package in hardy-proposed (1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1.1) resolves the issue.

Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

I can confirm this bug with 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1 and verify that 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1.1 from hardy-proposed fixes this issue.


Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in nvidia-settings:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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