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Re: tibook+vga

On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 19:41, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 17:50, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 12:17, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 02:32, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> As promised I checked all the stuff today on an external DFP... and no
> it does not work... the DFP got detected but was not displaying
> anything... But when I used
> Option "MonitorLayout" "TMDS"
> then it displayed the 1280x854 (although it should have been 1280x1024
> -> ugly stretching on the DFP). forcing 1280x1024 makes it work, but the
> internal DFP flicker (and I got scared of destroying something).

Well, this basically tells the driver to treat the internal panel like
the external DFP. :) Does

	Option	"MonitorLayout" "LVDS,TMDS"

work better? Your description sounds like the driver autodetected this

> > > With attached monitor the resolution of the external monitor is choosen,
> > > which is why I felt like I need the Mode option... Maybe infact I don't.
> > 
> > You may indeed need to limit the virtual resolution, and your method would have
> > worked if it wasn't for the bug.
> But the resolution got limited as I was using DDC... so I really had
> 1280x854 as the true resolution on a 1280x1024 desktop...

Err, if you didn't miss the 'virtual' above, I don't understand what you mean. :)

> Well, I really tried it out. I started gnome2 and had the panel and
> background image on both screens. Nautilus/appletts etc were only on
> :0.0 ... opening a window on :0.1 and starting a window manager there
> made me feel quite comfortable with using the second head.
> However I first have the mouse on :0.0 when I move it too far right/down
> it is gone and now on :0.1 ... but there I had no chance to move it back
> to :0.0 :-/

You couldn't move it back? Weird.

> > > It is a pity that XFree86 is not yet capable of adding displays
> > > dynamically like osx can... that would indeed "rock".
> > 
> > True. The combination of http://bugs.xfree86.org/show_bug.cgi?id=276 and
> > xrandr might be interesting.
> Indeed that could already be the first really usable workaround (comment
> #49) until pseudorama (comment #51 above) is fully supported...
> I don't know the randr extensions, but are these already supported, if
> so then it is really worth trying out the above patches.

Yes, RandR (the resize part, to be exact) is supported as of 4.3.

Earthling Michel Dänzer   \  Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast  \     http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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