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Re: Fit and Finish, round three: peripherals

On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 12:53 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Hi all,
> time for another 'Fit and Finish' test day. This time, we want to look
> at issues and use cases surrounding anything you can plug into your
> computer, be it a camera, a phone, a usb stick, or whatever gizmos you
> have at home... 

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I had an interesting experience
with a projector recently.

I plugged my Dell laptop with a 1920x1080 resolution into a Seiko Epson
Corporation 16" project using the external VGA connector.

I then pushed the button the cycles between screen / screen and vga /
vga and to my very pleasant surprise, x resized the resolution to the
max for the projector and I had the two displays mirrored (it might have
been nice to have a confirm asked as it was resizing my screen to a
smaller resolution, but this may not be possible).

However, when I unplugged the projector and pushed the button again, the
screen when all wrong (a haze is the best way to describe it).  I
switched to a VT and then back which got the display working again but
it refused to acknowledge that the projector was no longer connected.

Since I haven't rebooted System > Preferences > Display still shows my
laptop display as the projector and Detect Monitors doesn't actually
seem to do anything.  Strangely I've set the resolution back to
1920x1080 (using System > Administration > Display and then in System >
Pref > Display) and while it still claims I'm using the projector, the
resolution is at least the correct size.

Is this a F&F issue or should I file this against Xorg?


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