Cinnamon 2.8.8 64-bit, Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa'

Menu > Preferences > Display

The dialog allows to enable and disable (multiple) monitors, and position them relative to each other with drag and drop.

I don't know if this dialog is specific to Cinnamon. I think I have seen the same dialog in other desktops, such as Gnome or XFCE.

I would like to report a bug for this dialog.

Which project "owns" it and where I would find the issue queue? Thanks :)

(I was first going to post the problem itself here on stackexchange, but I realize this is a bug, and should be reported in an issue queue)

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    Report it at bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+filebug May 23, 2016 at 20:05
  • But this dialog is not specific to Mint, or is it? Will they simply pass it on?
    – donquixote
    May 23, 2016 at 20:41
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    You should always report an issue on distro packaged software using your distro's bug tracking system, who will then decide whether to pass it upstream or not. The dialog is part of /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py which suggests it is very Cinnamon specific. May 23, 2016 at 20:47

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Run xprop _NET_WM_PID or xdotool selectwindow getwindowpid from a terminal then click on a window to see the process ID of the process that owns that window. (This works often but not always, see What process created this X11 window? for caveats.)

One you have the process ID (e.g. 1234), ps -p 1234 -o args or ls -l /proc/1234/exe tells you what command the process is executing. From there, dpkg -S /path/to/command tells you what package provides this command.

  • Magic! python2 /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py display and then cinnamon-common: /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py. Thanks!
    – donquixote
    May 24, 2016 at 2:50
  • Ok so this means the team that maintains Cinnamon also maintains this dialog? Or could this simply be re-branded?
    – donquixote
    May 24, 2016 at 2:51
  • @donquixote Yes, that means that this dialog is part of Cinnamon. I don't know what you mean by “re-branded”; the program comes from the Cinnamon package, historically that's a fork of Gnome but I don't see a similar file in Gnome so that program appears to have been added after the fork. May 24, 2016 at 7:27

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