On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 21:35, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 19:41, Soeren Sonnenburg 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
No, I already tried this. It gives no output on the external DFP. Infact
I tried "TMDS,LVDS" "LVDS,TMDS" and "TMDS" while only the last gave some
> > > > 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. :)
I think the virtual 1280 854 got autodetected, at least I could simply
scroll on the internal DFP while on the external CRT I had 1280x1024.
> > 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.
Yes unfortunately not :/
> > > > 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.
I tried resizeing using RandR - it works :-) Unfortunately I currently
have no time to try out the above patch...