[Patch] Allow to configure RANDR 1.2 outputs with no device attached

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Mar 12 11:32:56 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 18:34 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> A TV-out (or its modern equivalent DVI/HDMI connected
> Plasma/LCD/videoprojector) will be off most of the time. That does not
> mean it should not be preconfigured.

There's a difference between 'off' and 'disconnected'. The DDC spec says
that the monitor should be able to draw enough power from the link to
power the DDC core and respond to EDID queries, even if the monitor is

The question here is what modes we should offer when no monitor is
present and we haven't any idea what modes a potential future monitor
will support.

keith.packard at intel.com
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