Collect physical screen size

Bug #1771976 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2018-05-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
ubuntu-report (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche
Didier Roche

Bug Description


 * ubuntu-report collects the current resolution, it would be useful to collect the physical screen size and be able to compute pixel density for example.

[Test Case]

 * Run ubuntu-report show
 * Check that there is now a new field reporting the screen physical size alongside the resolution.

[Regression Potential]

 * Everything that isn't matched is just ignored ant not part of the finale json report.
 * We have an extensive testsuite covering the previous supported case and now this one that was added.


ubuntu-report collects the current resolution, it would be useful to collect the physical screen size and be able to compute pixel density for example.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: ubuntu-report 1.0.11
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri May 18 11:17:10 2018
 gcc-8-base 8.1.0-2ubuntu1
 libc6 2.27-3ubuntu1
 libgcc1 1:8.1.0-2ubuntu1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-15 (1403 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140520)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-report
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to cosmic on 2018-03-24 (54 days ago)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-report:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in ubuntu-report:
status: New → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2018-05-31
description: updated
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2018-06-05
Changed in ubuntu-report (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in ubuntu-report (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Uploaded in cosmic via:

ubuntu-report (1.1.0cosmic) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * debian/gbp.conf: remove prebuild hook as exported in build-already now

ubuntu-report (1.1.0) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Delay reporting of system metrics when there is no network.
    A service then kicks in and try to report with exponential
    backoff until success (LP: #1774354)
  * Ensure that LANG is the user's language reported even in OEM
    mode (LP: #1765672)
  * Collect physical screen size (LP: #1771976)
  * Incorrect regex for GPU info (LP: #1765614)

Changed in ubuntu-report (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Jean-Baptiste, or anyone else affected,

Accepted ubuntu-report into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in ubuntu-report (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Nafallo Bjälevik (nafallo) wrote :

  "Screens": [
      "Resolution": "1920x1080",
      "Frequency": "60.00"

  "Screens": [
      "Size": "294mmx165mm",
      "Resolution": "1920x1080",
      "Frequency": "60.00"

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
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