Bug#483314: xserver-xorg-video-intel: [945GM] Wrong resolution used for external monitor
Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 23:40:11 +0200, Sander Marechal wrote:
>> That appears to me as quite a regression for laptop users. Especially
>> today on newer laptops with all the non-standard widescreen display sizes.
> I consider it quite an improvement as a laptop user, so clearly this is
> not as clear cut as you say.
Perhaps not, but hooking a regular 4:3 monitor to a laptop with a closed
lid, then booting is a fairly common use case I think. It describes a
large class of user who take a laptop to work, put it in a docking
station and boot. I haven't seen many offices with 24" widescreen LCD's
for everone :-)
>> Can't the keyboard part of X.org intercept the keys for switching
>> between monitors (Fn+F8) and execute the correct xrandr commands to
>> toggle the display on and off?
> *If* this key combination sends something via the keyboard device, then
> it would be possible to have the desktop environment see it and act
> appropriately. This is not always the case (varies between laptops),
> sometimes the firmware acts on it directly and changes things behind the
> driver's back.
I think that for my Dell D520 the combo is sent. Fn+F8 used to work
under Etch but now it does nothing. If it was purely hardware and
firmware then Lenny shouldn't be able to prevent the key combo from
working, right? Any way I can check/log this?