when using dual screen, the ubuntu screen doesn't appear on the main screen but on the most left screen. However, the user choice screen appear effectively on the main screen.

Bug #458027 reported by JazZ on 2009-10-22
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xsplash (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Reuben Balik

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

I expected to have the screen logo of ubuntu on my main screen. It appears that this logo is screened on the most left screen. Notes that the screen connexion appears fortunately on the main screen.

Ubuntu 9.10 (updated on 21/10/09)
xorg 7.4
gdm 2.28
GPU : nvidia 7900GS

A part of my xorg.conf :

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "ViewSonic VA903-3Series"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 85.0
    Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce Go 7900 GS"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "1"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0"
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth 24

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: e335d3116a7771b567bbb1a8dd134518
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
Date: Thu Oct 22 11:18:59 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gdm 2.28.1-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gdm
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

JazZ (misterj-home) wrote :
affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → xsplash (Ubuntu)
JazZ (misterj-home) wrote :

Orriginaly, I have specified the package gdm. But this package have been changed (by someone else) to xspash. Notes that this bug doesn't concern the first ubuntu boot step (only a ubuntu logo screened), but the second ubuntu step (ubuntu+logo+pseudo-progressbar). This second step appears when I restart gdm : that why I have specified the package gdm. The fist step of the ubuntu boot works well because the dual screen isn't already activated (X isn't started). I let this package to be xsplash because I am not a specialist...

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

The login screen and xsplash should be on the same screen/monitor, because xsplash just uses the default screen. It is strange that they may appear on different screens.

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xsplash:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Cody Russell (bratsche)

I can confirm this problem on my T61 with Nvidia Drivers and Twinview. The Icon with progress bar is displayed on the left screen (laptop LCD). The login information is then correctly displayed on the right screen (LCD standalone).

Luka Čehovin (lukacu) wrote :

I think I have a fix for this one. I am just wondering against which version should I create a patch?

Luka Čehovin (lukacu) wrote :

Ok, I just used bzr trunk and created a patch. It works for me, and I think it will work for others as well.

Cody Russell (bratsche) on 2010-03-10
Changed in xsplash:
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
Cody Russell (bratsche) on 2010-03-11
Changed in xsplash:
assignee: Cody Russell (bratsche) → nobody
Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
assignee: Cody Russell (bratsche) → nobody
Mahyuddin Susanto (udienz) wrote :

Hi, are this patch works in maverick/natty?

I have building this packages in natty, you can rebuild from this [1]

$ dget https://launchpad.net/~udienz/+archive/experimental/+files/xsplash_0.8.5-0ubuntu3.dsc
$ pbuilder build xsplash_0.8.5-0ubuntu3.dsc

[1] https://launchpad.net/~udienz/+archive/experimental/+files/xsplash_0.8.5-0ubuntu3.dsc

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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