Bug 4722 - Gnome (still) prevents session resize
Summary: Gnome (still) prevents session resize
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VNC (show other bugs)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-25 12:48 CEST by Aaron Sowry
Modified: 2023-08-30 07:24 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aaron Sowry cendio 2013-06-25 12:48:33 CEST
This is a continuation of bug #4160, but applicable to (at least) Ubuntu 13.04. From the comments:

"Once you've ever touched Gnome's display settings, it will try its damnedest to maintain that resolution, even in the face of external resizes like ours."
Comment 1 Aaron Sowry cendio 2013-06-25 13:01:54 CEST
Also, somewhat strange behavour using xrandr - doing "xrandr -s <anything>" will
result in the session being resized to whatever the display size is set to in
Comment 2 Leon Pegg 2014-01-21 22:43:52 CET
Disabling xrandr plugin in the gnome settings daemon fixes the issue on gnome 3

run dconf-editor

browse to org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> plugins > xrandr
and uncheck Active
Comment 4 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2022-09-29 14:20:30 CEST
At least on Fedora 36, there is no org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xrandr setting.

Removing this file from the user's home directory will do the trick:

 rm ~/.config/monitors.xml

Note that this will also remove monitor preferences for local logins if the same home directory is used.

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