Bug 5847 - Gnome3 rearranges VNC screens on login
Summary: Gnome3 rearranges VNC screens on login
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Desktop environment (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-19 15:22 CEST by Karl Mikaelsson
Modified: 2022-12-02 15:40 CET (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2016-04-19 15:22:35 CEST
Reproducable on both RHEL 7 (4.5.0post-5097) and Fedora 23 (unknown version).
Client: 4.5.0post-5094 for Wyse Suse Linux SP3.

I was using two screens of different size, the smaller one to the left of the large one. From an xterm profile, xrandr reports the same monitor settings as the client does locally.

 VNC-0: 1280x1024+0+0
 VNC-1: 1600x1200+1280+0

Once logged in to a Gnome profile, the screens have "switched places" and marked the right screen as primary. xrandr says:

 VNC-0: 1280x1024+1600+0
 VNC-1: 1600x1200+0+0 primary

This means that gnome believes that the left screen has a 1600x1200, so it overflows the smaller screen and spills out onto the larger screen, which is only partially occupied by the smaller resolution.

This happens with an empty home directory, so it's unlikely to be caused by residual settings from using gnome in another setup earlier.
Comment 1 Peter Åstrand cendio 2016-05-02 08:42:35 CEST
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