Feature Request: GPU scaling

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Thu Nov 25 05:08:23 PST 2010


On Thu, 2010-11-25 at 23:57 +1100, Jamie Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I saw a previous post requesting this, but I've only just signed up to
> the list and wasn't sure how to post a follow up.  I'd also really
> appreciate this feature.
> If I am not mistaken, previous versions of the driver used to force
> some kind of flat (no dithering) GPU scaling when a program tried to
> change to a resolution lower than the desktop, and KMS was not
> enabled.  This perhaps unintended behaviour allowed me to play old
> games in Wine with a sharper(blocky) look which I preferred, instead
> of washed out colour.  With newer versions of the driver, it does not
> seem to make any difference, and the programs change the resolution,
> forcing my LCD monitor to use its crappy blurred scaling.

Are you sure it's not just Wine taking advantage of RandR and changing
resolution on the fly ?
Maybe try to disable use of (X)RandR on Wine (if it's at all possible)
to have it use some sort of software scaling.


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