i810 modesetting on xorg 7.1 fun

Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Mon Jan 1 12:05:23 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 11:54 -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> > When I login to GNOME, I get the correct 1024x768 but xdpyinfo is
> > confused:
> Right, gnome randrs the screen at login time, which is what fixes the
> reported size.

Ah yes of course, I knew that.

> > screen #0:
> >   dimensions:    1024x768 pixels (694x260 millimeters)
> >   resolution:    37x75 dots per inch
> Oh, so the old RandR code doesn't change the physical size. That's
> broken.
> > Should the modesettings driver work correctly with xorg 7.1 although
> > with none of the xrandr magic?  Or is this a known-broken configuration
> > and I should just carry on and build a new xserver from git?
> The modesetting driver is supposed to work with 7.1 (and 7.2), but
> no-one has spent time fixing these problems. Help would be greatly
> appreciated...

I'm currently attempting an xserver build from git, but if you have any
pointers to fix these bugs I'll give it a go.

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