[Vm-dev] Re: platforms/unix/vm-display-X11.c revision 3499 breaks use of fullscreen on Pi

Nicolai Hess nicolaihess at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 09:16:55 UTC 2015

2015-12-17 2:43 GMT+01:00 David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 05:28:12PM -0800, tim Rowledge wrote:
> >
> >
> > > On 16-12-2015, at 5:20 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > So what window manager is rasbian using?
> >
> > I believe it is called LXDE, which probably means little more you you
> than it does me. More than anything it reads like the model badge on a
> 70???s Japanese car.
> >
> > > Does it work properly when you
> > > run the VM with -fullscreenDirect on the command line?
> >
> > It does. If we really need to I can add that flag to the startup script
> > but I can???t help thinking there is a a better way out there somewhere.
> >
> Well, according to the internet, which knows a lot more about this topic
> than I ever will, LXDE is a "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment". And the
> buggy window manager from the <vendor name deleted> extremely popular
> Linux distribution is a feature rich, modern, and all around annoying
> improvement over simple implementations such as LXDE.
> So it actually makes perfect sense that LXDE might be a very simple window
> manager that does not understand all the fancy bells and whistles that
> have been added over the years, such as the _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN
> window manager hint.
> I think that adding the -fullscreenDirect flag when running under LXDE
> is probably the right thing to do.
> Dave
I was pretty sure I tested this with an LXLE Distribution and this uses
I will check it again.

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