Re: RandR support in GNOME

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 03:49:52PM -0500, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie> writes:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Tue, 2003-03-11 at 08:22, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
> > > By chance, will RandR be fully supported by 2.4 release?  
> > > 
> > > By RandR support I mean a capplet in Control Center that will
> > > actually allow you to change the resolution.  I think this would
> > > be a nice feature and probably not very difficult to be able to 
> > > include in 2.4 (just a guess, I don't know how RandR extension 
> > > actually works)  
> > 
> > 	Yes, if someone writes it :-)
> Anders wrote most of a dialog to do this, and it could prolly be gotten
> into CVS. 

Obligatory mention: the Preferences menu is already too long again!

Usability team really should address this, via submenus if required,
or by rearranging the control panels again so there aren't so many of

Perhaps this should be right-click on background, instead of a dialog?

> Also, the 'xrandr' command works well too.  I had two
> issues with it: 
>  * It's not clear to me where best to store this value.  It can be
>    stored in GConf, but it seems to be a per-display value more than
>    anything.  It clearly doesn't make sense w/ a multi-HEAD setup.
>  * What's the life-cycle of the setting?  Per session?  If I log out and
>    log back in, should g-s-d reset it?  What if I log into a different
>    machine?
> Mark, how do you plan to have the panel handle different resolutions
> in the future?

I'm pretty inclined to say that the *dm should handle it, I don't see
how else we're going to avoid resizing when gnome-settings-daemon
starts up which would look lame. Also if gdm automatically saves and
restores your resolution, it will even work with non-GNOME. Not sure
how hard it would be for gdm to monitor the resolution of an X server
it's already started.


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