2048 size limit on virtual displays

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Wed Apr 9 14:31:00 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 15:48 -0500, Dan Naughton wrote:
> Is the 2048 size limit on virtual displays something that will one day
> increase?  I have two monitors driven off the intel 945 chip.  It
> works great, but i can't put the display at any greater resolution
> that 1024 each (else I go over the limit, and loose the dual
> independent displays).

It increased almost two years ago with the 965.

There has been talk of doing a decent software workaround for the
hardware limitation on older chips (mentioned by ajax at conferences,
but I don't see references on the web).  However, it's a bunch of code
to write.

Eric Anholt                             anholt at FreeBSD.org
eric at anholt.net                         eric.anholt at intel.com

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