xserver forces 96 DPI on randr-1.2-capable drivers, overriding correct autodetection

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Fri Sep 23 11:59:46 PDT 2011

>>>>> "DS" == Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> writes:

DS> (Real summary: That's your opinion.  The development team have ours.

Well, *some* of the development texm.  Some of us agree that forcing the
dpi to 96 is a b0rked regression.  It is just that those with the contrary
opinion are more vocal and have more traction.

It is easy enough to avoid, though, by always starting X with the -dpi
option.  One has to add -retro, too, for a reasonable startup experience,
so ading -dpi is not horribly onerous.

An -edid-dpi option (or some orthographic variation thereof) would be
useful, though.  And the propsed patch is at least a step towards such.

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