More advanced power savings (rev. the DPMS extension).

Zephaniah E. Hull warp at
Mon Jul 31 22:05:07 PDT 2006

> I think it make sense to make power management driver specific.  There
> may be some common features, but if we are careful and keep the
> attributes similar, there shouldn't be a problem (works well for
> things like brightness and contrast in Xv).  user apps could then
> query teh server the for available options and create there own
> inferface (check box, slider, etc.) for the option type (int, float,
> bool).  you could even provide a "pretty" name (and even description)
> to expose to userspace for the option.

Actually, that sort of a configuration interface is one that I intend to
try and implement sometime in the next month or so, other stuff

I posted a while back a description of what I had in mind, and I've
figured out a lot of the other details, though a few points are still

The main thing though is that it would be a general runtime x
configuration extension.  For xfree86 it should be fairly trivial to
import the options for all the input and video drivers, and shouldn't be
too hard for the server options either.

I'd rather see effort put into implementing that then into implementing
a video driver specific kludge if this will do the job well enough.

I'll see about writing an updated proposal sometime this week.

Zephaniah E. Hull.

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