i810 modesetting branch

Alan Hourihane alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 22 02:17:41 PDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 10:07 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 09:26 +0100, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > > (II) I810(0): Currently active displays on Pipe A:
> > > (II) I810(0): 	CRT
> > > (II) I810(0): Currently active displays on Pipe B:
> > > (II) I810(0): 	LFP (local flat panel)
> > > 
> > > Shouldn't it be using both of those on a single pipe?  As I said, I
> > > don't entirely understand how the code is meant to work so it's tricky
> > > to spot problems.
> > 
> > No, if they were both on a single pipe, you'd get cloning. So the above
> > is correct to have independent content on each display.
> OK, now I'm confused.  What I want:
> When on the move or anywhere in the house but the study I want to use
> the internal LCD at 1024x768.  This is fine.
> When in the study I have a 20" LCD I want to plug in, when I plug it in
> I want X to probe the new monitor, detect that it can handle 1680x1050,
> resize the screen to that size, and disable the internal LCD.  I don't
> want to have two X screens, I want my single screen to resize to fit the
> larger monitor.
> Is this not cloning with hotplugable output devices?

Sorry, it sounded like you wanted to span the displays in your initial

It's possible to achieve. Go ahead and bash on the modesetting code.


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