2048 size limit on virtual displays

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Apr 9 17:35:40 PDT 2008

Eric Anholt wrote:
> 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.

In addition I think you *can* have larger displays on 945 too, but if
you go over 2048 then you loose DRI which is a really killer for most
uses IMO.

(Please correct me if I'm wrong)


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