On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 01:24 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 13:19 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Hey, folks. Just wanted to flag up this bug before we hit the change
> > deadline:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623824
> > it seems that the default policy for multiple monitors in current F14 is
> > not to use them at all (see
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623824#c15 ). On the face of
> > it, this seems like an unintentional change from previous policy. Is
> > this actually the case? If so, can someone submit a fix, quick?
> > it's an intentional change, it should be announced/documented for the
> > release...
> To me, given the commit:
> it certainly doesn't look intentional.
> And it shouldn't be changing the already existing monitor setup, that's
I think if you've ever gone into display preferences and changed
anything you'll have a stored setup so the change of the default won't
affect you. Possibly if you've never had occasion to do that, though,
you'd have seen changed behaviour on the update which changed the
Personally I have a two-monitor setup and I never saw this bug, but I'm
fairly certain my config got written out to gconf so it makes sense that
I wouldn't see it.
Given how it got introduced (via the commit you pointed out), I guess
it'd make the most sense for us to ship an update which changes the
default to 'true', and report this upstream? Perhaps Joey didn't realize
this change has the effect of changing the previous default behaviour.
(I think previously the default was 'whatever X does', and for most
people/distros the X default would have been 'clone'; I think for Fedora
13, the default was 'span'. Either way, it's not 'turn it off'.)
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