Removed Feature Impact Quality of Ubuntu

Jeremy Foshee jeremy.foshee at
Wed May 19 16:04:33 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 10:34:02AM -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Michael Haney <thezorch at> wrote:
> > A GUI based solution to the monitor issue like what Ubuntu 7.04 had in
> > the Screen Resolution window's Hardware tab is what is required.  The
> > point is the Hardware tab should not have been removed and needs to be
> > restored.  That is my argument.  Its removal resulted in consequences
> > which were not properly explored.  Had a thorough study been done the
> > development community would not have removed it due to the chaos for
> > many users it would cause.
> It wasn't exactly removed. The entire tool was replaced with a
> frontend for xrandr because X (as you've noticed) has changed
> significantly on the backend.  Nobody has gotten around to adding that
> functionality to the GUI for xrandr. Are you volunteering to write a
> tool that lets you add modes through a GUI?  If not, this'd be a
> feature request on GNOME Control Center.  This list is not a bug
> tracker.
I'd also like to point out that Modesetting now occurs in the kernel and
such a tool would have to take that into consideration as one would need
to work with the kernel to change mode. This change occured fairly
recently and, with the changes in DRM being backported into Lucid and
subsequently being different in Maverick, one would need to consider
these changes as well.

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