Update on RandR changes from DDC

Jim Gettys jg at laptop.org
Fri Jul 28 19:28:56 PDT 2006

Yes, the best response is to change the font size and the width of
minimum with lines.  We get much of what we want (in gnome), on the fly,
by changing the "resolution" entry in the gnome font dialog box.

I'm not sure it is worth trying to represent the funny diagonal pixel
ordering of our color mode, but to distinguish between frame buffer
resolution and the effective resolution of the actual display seems
                               - Jim

On Fri, 2006-07-28 at 17:41 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 20:43 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > Keith,
> > 
> > Have you given any thought to strange situations like the OLPC display,
> > on which we're leaving the frame buffer size the same, but the effective
> > resolution is changing between color and B/W?
> If you can think of something that applications could do in response to
> this change, we could think of a way to represent this. We do tell
> applications about changes in sub pixel order as we know they can do
> something with that information.
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child

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