! Please note that this is a snapshot of our old Bugzilla server, which is read only since May 29, 2020. Please go to gitlab.xfce.org for our new server !
add support for xrandr hotplug_mode_update property / SPICE resize support
Display Settings


Description Martin 2019-08-28 21:10:44 CEST
Dear developers,

I use a SPICE viewer [1] to connect to a machine running XFCE 4.12 (Debian Buster). Unfortunately spice-vdagent altered its behaviour from changing screen resolution _itself_ to just informing the Window manager / Desktop Environment of the resolution change ("hotplug_mode_update"). So automatic resizing of all components in the viewer window fails. Other DE (KDE and GNOME) change  screen resolution without problems, as they somehow fixed that problem. 

Several bugs were filed in the last years [2], but the problem persists.

Could you please fix this, as I like the snappiness of xfce on poorly equipped/older machines and I do not want to switch to another DE.

Thanks & Regards


[1] https://virt-manager.org/download/sources/virt-viewer/virt-viewer-x64-8.0.msi

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=935896 (for xfce4 package)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1290586#c7 (for spice-vdagent package)
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=858549#15 (for spice-vdagent package)
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2019-08-30 10:54:49 CEST
Yes, but xfce is different from GNOME, in xfce, xfwm4 does not drive the xrandr modes, so this would be implemented in xfsettingsd instead, moving component.
Comment 3 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-28 23:14:23 CEST
-- GitLab Migration Automatic Message --

This bug has been migrated to xfce.org's GitLab instance and has been closed from further activity.

You can subscribe and participate further through the new bug through this link to our GitLab instance: https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/-/issues/142.

Please create an account or use an existing account on one of our supported OAuth providers. 

If you want to fork to submit patches and merge requests please continue reading here: https://docs.xfce.org/contribute/dev/git/start#gitlab_forks_and_merge_requests

Also feel free to reach out to us on the mailing list https://mail.xfce.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce4-dev

Bug #15897

Reported by:
Reported on: 2019-08-28
Last modified on: 2020-05-28


Xfce Bug Triage
CC List:
2 users




Additional information