Update on RandR changes from DDC

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 08:35:11 PDT 2006

On 7/21/06, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 14:13 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > One question,  once the new xrandr is out and reviewed, is there a
> > general consensus to rip out the old screen based dualhead code?  I'd
> > like to see it gone and would volunteer to convert the existing
> > drivers.
> I don't know. A multi-screen xinerama-ish world hasn't been tried yet,
> and might be too confusing in some environments where some monitors are
> in mergefb mode and others are in split screen mode.

I meant the driver specific non-mergedfb multi-head code, but I'd like
to see the generic code cleaned up as well.


> My desire is to allow a full single-screen implementation at some point,
> even across video cards, but that will either require the current ugly
> xinerama hacks or significant X server restructuring. Once the RandR
> spec is stable, and we have working mergefb stuff running, we can go in
> and see what it will take to split the screen-merging portion of the
> Xinerama implementation from the externally visible extension bits.
> --
> keith.packard at intel.com
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> =ckCT

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