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Re: RandR missing from pre1v3

On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 03:35:49PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 03:30:43PM -0300, John Lenton wrote:
> > Hi all.
> > 
> > I downloaded -pre1v3, and tried it against my ATI Radeon 64MB DDR
> > VIVO, with mixed results:
> > 
> > - DRI worked (that's up from the last time I looked :)
> Glad to hear it.

so was I.

> > - X took a long time to start ("long" in comparison, nothing
> > serious, i.e. a several seconds longer than usual), and my
> > monitor seemed to loose sync (it put itself into DPMS suspend
> > mode).
> Hmm.  Not sure what's going on there.  Does this change if you turn off
> the "vbe" module?

By the time I got home at night it wasn't doing it any more. The
only thing that changed was a reboot...

> > - the RandR extension isn't supported by the Radeon driver.
> [...]
> > Is there any reason RandR isn't being included? AFAICT it isn't
> > in any of the servers (if that's so, why include xrandr -- the
> > program -- at all?).
> The XFree86 X server requires some re-architecting at the dix (Device
> Independent X, i.e., not specific hardware drivers) level to support
> RandR.  As I understand it, another layer of indirection needs to be
> added so that the root window can be virtualized.  The RandR extension
> provides a changing viewport onto that virtual root window.
> Keith Packard has the beginnings of this work done but I don't think we
> can expect it for XFree86 4.3.


John Lenton (john@vialibre.org.ar) -- Random fortune:
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                -- Bisexuality, 101

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