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Re: RANDR 1.2 heads up

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 02:00 -0800, oldman wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
> > xorg-x11-server-Xorg has RANDR 1.2 support.  The client-side
> > bits have been in rawhide for a while, but this adds the server support.
> > The server itself was very close to what we had in rawhide anyway,
> > excluding the RANDR bits, so this _should_ be a low-impact change.  As
> > far as I can tell, drivers that are unaware of RANDR 1.2 work the same
> > as ever, so if you're using anything but the intel driver please yell at
> > me very loudly if this regresses anything for you.
> > 
> > If you're using the intel driver, well, you've been in experimental land
> > for a while anyway, and now it's going to do even more fun stuff.  Stuff
> > I've already hit:
> > 
> > - Gnome randr applet crashes. Like, instantly.
> > - Old school xrandr options sometimes do nonintuitive things,
> > particularly for rotation.
> > - DPI is only loosely related to reality.
> > - panel sometimes gets very confused about positioning.
> > - i865 and below probably don't work.
> Any chance that this will change?  I have this MSI board with a 850
> (IIRC) chipset, and nvidia gfx, and yeah I tested a xrandr command and
> my monitor went black. (the old xrandr didn't work well with compiz though).

i865 here means i865 graphics.  If you're using nvidia graphics then
that's a different issue.

But yes, pre-915 support is being worked on.

- ajax

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