Bug#795384: mate-control-center: can only use mirror with two monitors
Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Thu Aug 13 15:48:21 UTC 2015
[ rant moved below to concentrate on the important things ]
>FFS, do you really think we maintainers wouldn't notice such apparent
>bugs like applications crashing immediately under normaö conditions?
The latest version of mate-control-center DOES NOT CRASH. The problem
is the application is *not able to detect the monitor properties* and is
*not able to save* the manually-defined properties. My bug report
contains a detailed description (from a user's point of view).
The version that crashes for me is the one in testing, which is supposed
to be stable enough but is not for me. Should I report the crash
against 1.8.3 or is it unnecessary?
[ end of important things, rant follows moved from above ]
>Can you please stop reporting bugs while we are currently working on
>uploading MATE 1.10?
I just sent one, and I have no idea what you are working on. While I
and others are grateful for your work, I certainly do not follow it
closely enough to know what you are doing :)
>This is currently work-in-progress and hence bugs are to be
>expected. It's called "unstable" for a reason and you should refrain
>from using it unlesd you can fix such issues yourself.
I expect them and I am willing to report those, hoping that it's useful
for you to know. If it is not, just ignore them, but I think you'd
better read them before discarding them...
>Those bugs reports are an annoyance and completely unnecessary.
I think you are wrong, but thanks for your work anyway.
>End of rant.
>> On Aug 13, 2015, at 5:09 PM, Francesco Potortì <Potorti at isti.cnr.it> wrote:
>> Package: mate-control-center
>> Version: 1.10.1+dfsg1-1~exp1
>> Severity: normal
>> While version 1.8.3 of mate-display-properties crashed as soon as
>> called, this version does not crash. However, the problem persists: I
>> cannot use any more my two-monitor config.
>> When mate-display-properties is called, it shows two monitors, but
>> apparently cannot detect their properties and proposes a mirror conf.
>> When forced to use both, and the different resolutions are manually set,
>> nothing happnes even after pressing the Apply button. Moreover, if I
>> press the Make default button, it says
>> Error creating textual authentication agent: Error opening current
>> controlling terminal for the process (`/dev/tty'): No such device or
>> The latter error also happens when detaching the second monitor and
>> using one only (as I am forced to do now).
>> -- System Information:
>> Debian Release: stretch/sid
>> APT prefers testing
>> APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (101, 'unstable')
>> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
>> Foreign Architectures: i386
>> Kernel: Linux 3.12-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
>> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
>> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
>> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
>> Versions of packages mate-control-center depends on:
>> ii caja-common 1.8.2-4
>> ii desktop-file-utils 0.22-1
>> ii gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.16.1-1
>> ii libatk1.0-0 2.16.0-2
>> ii libc6 2.19-19
>> ii libcairo2 1.14.2-2
>> ii libcanberra-gtk0 0.30-2.1
>> ii libcanberra0 0.30-2.1
>> ii libdbus-1-3 1.8.20-1
>> ii libdbus-glib-1-2 0.102-1
>> ii libdconf1 0.24.0-2
>> ii libfontconfig1 2.11.0-6.3
>> ii libfreetype6 2.5.2-4
>> ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.31.5-1
>> ii libglib2.0-0 2.44.1-1.1
>> ii libglib2.0-bin 2.44.1-1.1
>> ii libgtk2.0-0 2.24.28-1
>> ii libice6 2:1.0.9-1+b1
>> ii libmarco-private0 1.8.3+dfsg1-4+b1
>> ii libmate-desktop-2-17 1.10.1-1
>> ii libmate-menu2 1.8.0-5
>> ii libmate-slab0 1.10.1+dfsg1-1~exp1
>> ii libmate-window-settings1 1.10.1+dfsg1-1~exp1
>> ii libmatekbd4 1.10.0-1
>> ii libpango-1.0-0 1.36.8-3
>> ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.36.8-3
>> ii libpangoft2-1.0-0 1.36.8-3
>> ii libsm6 2:1.2.2-1+b1
>> ii libstartup-notification0 0.12-4
>> ii libunique-1.0-0 1.1.6-5
>> ii libx11-6 2:1.6.3-1
>> ii libxcursor1 1:1.1.14-1+b1
>> ii libxext6 2:1.3.3-1
>> ii libxft2 2.3.2-1
>> ii libxi6 2:1.7.4-1+b2
>> ii libxklavier16 5.2.1-1
>> ii libxml2 2.9.1+dfsg1-5
>> ii libxss1 1:1.2.2-1
>> ii marco-common 1.8.3+dfsg1-4
>> ii mate-control-center-common 1.10.1+dfsg1-1~exp1
>> ii mate-desktop 1.10.1-1
>> ii mate-icon-theme 1.10.1-1
>> ii mate-menus 1.8.0-5
>> ii mate-settings-daemon 1.8.3-3
>> mate-control-center recommends no packages.
>> Versions of packages mate-control-center suggests:
>> ii gconf2 3.2.6-3
>> -- no debconf information
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