Bug#518740: notificaton messages are split across monitors, unreadable

W. Martin Borgert debacle at debian.org
Sun Mar 8 11:25:35 UTC 2009

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.20.3-5
Severity: normal

Sometimes the gnome-panel or its applet show notifications in
the right upper corner of the screen. I'm running two screens,
the panel is on the left, main screen, while the second, right
screen is used for applications and presentations, so I have no
panel on it. Some notifications (today something about the
battery, I hope it wasn't important!) appear so far on the right
side of the left screen that they are split across the two
screens and therefore unreadable.

IMHO, all important notifications and error messages should show
up on the primary screen only, not on the second screen, or
worse, split between the two. Unimportant notifications should
go to syslog or /dev/null.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about                2.22.3-2      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-center       1:  utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data         2.22.3-2      Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-menus                2.22.2-4      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel-data           2.20.3-5      common files for the GNOME Panel
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.24.0-2      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.22.0-1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.7-18        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.8.6-2       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.80-3        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libecal1.2-7               2.22.3-1.1    Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-9        2.22.3-1.1    Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8      2.22.3-1.1    GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.2-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.18.4-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.22.3-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-menu2             2.22.2-4      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             1:2.22.0-5    GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.11-4     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.13-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0         2.20.3-5      library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.22.4-2      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libwnck22                  2.22.3-1      Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.3-3     X11 authorisation library
ii  menu-xdg                   0.3           freedesktop.org menu compliant win

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
ii  alacarte                      0.11.5-1   easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  evolution-data-server         2.22.3-1.1 evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-applets                 2.22.3-3   Various applets for GNOME 2 panel 
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.22.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-session                 2.22.3-2   The GNOME 2 Session Manager

Versions of packages gnome-panel suggests:
ii  gnome-system-tools           2.22.0-3    Cross-platform configuration utili
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-e 2.22.3-3    The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  gnome-user-guide [gnome2-use 2.22.1-1    GNOME user's guide
ii  nautilus                     2.20.0-7    file manager and graphical shell f
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]  235-2       X terminal emulator
ii  yelp                         2.22.1-8+b1 Help browser for GNOME 2

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