Weird wallpaper zoom bug (multi monitor)

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Weird wallpaper zoom bug (multi monitor)

Postby CaptainMark » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:34 pm

I've recently got a second monitor and I find Cinnamon a bit hard to work with in respect to dealing with multiple monitors, mate seems better but I'm not abandoning my favorite desktop without a fight. One of the weirdest things I've found is that when I set a desktop background the picture fits to the primary monitor nicely (not so nicely on the secondary monitor because it's portrait but that's not the issue) when I log out and log back in the wallpaper has zoomed in about 200% and is over sized and pixelated, going into the wallpaper settings reveals nothing obvious that has gone wrong, if I change the wallpaper to another pic and change it back, everything is fine again until I log out and log in again, it only effect the primary monitor. I've never seen anything like this before and have no clue what would cause it.

I'm unable to upload screenshots of the before and after photos to the forums because of a filesize limit, here is a link to my google album with them in, as you can see it is significant zoom, and it happens reliably on every logout/ login cycle. https://goo.gl/photos/8vcrC8d8ee4D79in7

Any help would be appreciated.
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Mark
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Mark

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Re: Weird wallpaper zoom bug (multi monitor)

Postby Habitual » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:25 pm

CaptainMark wrote:I've recently got a second monitor and I find Cinnamon a bit hard to work with in respect to dealing with multiple monitors, mate seems better but I'm not abandoning my favorite desktop without a fight. One of the weirdest things I've found is that when I set a desktop background the picture fits to the primary monitor nicely (not so nicely on the secondary monitor because it's portrait but that's not the issue) when I log out and log back in the wallpaper has zoomed in about 200% and is over sized and pixelated, going into the wallpaper settings reveals nothing obvious that has gone wrong, if I change the wallpaper to another pic and change it back, everything is fine again until I log out and log in again, it only effect the primary monitor. I've never seen anything like this before and have no clue what would cause it.

I'm unable to upload screenshots of the before and after photos to the forums because of a filesize limit, here is a link to my google album with them in, as you can see it is significant zoom, and it happens reliably on every logout/ login cycle. https://goo.gl/photos/8vcrC8d8ee4D79in7

Any help would be appreciated.
Regards
Mark


Mark, I can't help you directly, but one of the replies will ask for a system summary.
Please open a terminal and issue:

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inxi -Fsz
and paste the results here?
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Re: Weird wallpaper zoom bug (multi monitor)

Postby CaptainMark » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:25 am

Here is the output

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System:    Host: desktop Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine:   System: FUJITSU product: ESPRIMO C710
           Mobo: FUJITSU model: D3164-A1 v: S26361-D3164-A1
           Bios: FUJITSU // American Megatrends v: V4.6.5.3 R1.3.0 for D3164-A1x date: 05/04/2012
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-2120 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1935 MHz 2: 2064 MHz 3: 1776 MHz 4: 2276 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz, 1920x1080@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb
           IF: wlan2 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 4000.8GB (42.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: M3_Portable size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 22G used: 17G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 1.8T used: 591G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 271 Uptime: 56 min Memory: 1980.8/7838.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.28
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Mark

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Re: Weird wallpaper zoom bug (multi monitor)

Postby DavidCBillen » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:50 pm

Old thread, but the bug still exists. I have to use a solid color background or reset it every time I log in.

My guess is it would affect anyone with two monitors of different resolutions, but I've never verified that.


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