Provide a way for users to report if their monitors resolution is misdetected

Registered by Chris Coulson on 2008-04-10

With Xorg now auto-detecting display hardware and the removal of tools to manually configure xorg.conf, users should be provided with an obvious way of reporting when their monitors resolution is mis-detected by Xorg. The forums are full of posts from people asking how to configure Xorg in order to use the correct resolution for their monitor when Xorg has failed to detect. The 'solutions' consist of manually editing xorg.conf, using displayconfig-gtk, copying xorg.conf from an older install and other band-aid fixes, when we know that the real long-term solution is to fix Xorg to correctly detect the users display (which will benefit other users of similar hardware in the long run). I propose adding a button in gnome-display-properties which the user can click if the monitors correct refresh rate is not listed. Clicking the button will open a bug report on Launchpad, and upload the users Xorg.0.log, xorg.conf and other relevant files. The behaviour should be similar to uploading bug reports using Apport.

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Completed by
Chris Coulson on 2010-03-03

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