Some(5) questions about xrandr (using intel driver)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Thu Jun 3 06:54:55 PDT 2010

CSJ wrote:
> 1. How xrandr detect usable resolutions?

It asks the video driver.

> 2. Why xrandr list different resolution when using different video driver?
>    When I specify vesa driver in xorg.conf, why the 'xrandr -q' result
> are different from intel driver.

Because the only way xrandr has to get resolution information is to ask
the video driver.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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