f12 beta still loses "next", "cancel" buttons off of RHS of screen during firstboot

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun Nov 1 10:55:49 UTC 2009

On Sun, 1 Nov 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 12:37 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > i installed f12 beta x86_64 on my gateway mx7120 with the
> > > aforementioned ati radeon xpress 200m video, and while the
> > > installation seemed to go just fine, upon reboot when i hop into
> > > firstboot, i am still losing the right side of the screen, to the
> > > point where what i assume are the "next" and/or "cancel" buttons are
> > > not visible.
> > >
> > >   i mentioned this before and someone else from red hat (adam
> > > williamson?) filed a BZ report on this.  from my perspective, this
> > > behaviour is a definite blocker if someone can't reasonably run
> > > firstboot right after an install.
> >
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F12_bugs#firstboot-multihead
> >
> > it was fixed, but just too late to make beta. The fix will be in final.
>   based on a suggestion from an earlier poster, i grabbed the nightly
> compose of the desktop iso and booted from it.  when the system
> finally came up, "xdpyinfo" still reports a display resolution of
> 2080x800, even though the display is really only 1280x800 (the phantom
> second display strikes again).
>   should i have expected that bug to have been fixed in this nightly
> build?

  ok, that's weird -- i let the screensaver kick in, got back on,
checked xdpyinfo and now it reports 1280x800.  i did nothing to
reconfigure the display properties.


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