Bug#531102: workspace switcher on 2nd (3rd, etc) screen control the workspaces on the 1st, and vice-versa

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Sat May 30 01:03:49 UTC 2009

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.26.2-1
Severity: normal


I have this problem on a dual head monitor system (two separate X screens, no Xinerama or
something like this):

When I use the workspace switcher on the 2nd screen, it actually changes
(moves windows, etc.) on the first screen.

Actually, the workspace switcher on the 2nd screen shows exactly the
same as on the 1st (speaking of the windows on the workspaces). When I
move windows on the 1st screen, it affects the workspace switchers on
both, 1st and 2nd screen.

If I try to move windows on other workspaces, on the 2nd screen, using
drag&drop via the workspace switcher, nothing happens; it works however
if I right click on the window's title bar and do a "move to

This started, IIRC, with the 2.24 packages.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-fermat (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about                2.26.1-1      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-center       1:2.26.0-1    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data         2.26.1-1      Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-menus                2.24.2-2      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel-data           2.26.2-1      common files for the GNOME Panel
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.26.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.24.1-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.24.1-1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.9-13        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.8.6-2+b1    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.2.14-2      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.80-4        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libecal1.2-7               2.26.2-1      Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-11       2.26.2-1      Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8      2.26.2-1      GUI utility library for evolution
ii  libgconf2-4                2.26.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.4-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.20.1-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2-11      2.26.1-1      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-menu2             2.24.2-2      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0                2.26.0-1      The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.24.1-1      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.16.1-2      The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libgweather1               2.26.1-1      GWeather shared library
ii  libical0                   0.43-2        iCalendar library implementation i
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.17-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0         2.26.2-1      library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.24.2-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-dbus2            0.9-3         library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit2                 0.9-3         library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.22.3-2      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libwnck22                  2.24.2-2      Window Navigator Construction Kit
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.2.1-1     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.4-2     X11 authorisation library
ii  menu-xdg                   0.4           freedesktop.org menu compliant win

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
ii  alacarte                      0.12.1-1   easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  evolution-data-server         2.26.2-1   evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-applets        Various applets for the GNOME pane
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.26.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-session                 2.26.1-3   The GNOME Session Manager
ii  gvfs                          1.2.3-1    userspace virtual filesystem - ser
ii  policykit-gnome               0.9.2-2    GNOME dialogs for PolicyKit

Versions of packages gnome-panel suggests:
ii  epiphany-browser              2.26.1-1   Intuitive web browser - dummy pack
ii  evolution                     2.26.2-2   groupware suite with mail client a
ii  gdm                           2.20.9-1   GNOME Display Manager
ii  gnome-session                 2.26.1-3   The GNOME Session Manager
ii  gnome-system-tools            2.22.1-4   Cross-platform configuration utili
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-em 2.24.3-3   The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  gnome-user-guide [gnome2-user 2.24.2-2   GNOME user's guide
ii  nautilus                      2.26.2-3   file manager and graphical shell f
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]   243-1      X terminal emulator
ii  yelp                          2.24.0-2   Help browser for GNOME 2

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