Ripe for adding new modelines?
Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Thu Nov 3 11:52:14 PST 2005
Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
>> There is, in fact, a spec for LCD modelines. It's called CVT, and at
>> least nvidia's driver implements it directly. However VESA are big
>> meanies and make you pay to see the formula.
> If it's not astronomical, we could talk to the X.Org Foundation sponsors
> paying to get access for a developer or two willing to work on it.
> (For that matter, I think Sun is a full VESA member, if there's
> something we can
> lookup - I'd have to check with the right people to see what we can do
> with the
> docs we get from VESA though, since I've never looked at that before.)
I finally got in contact with our VESA rep, and we can't share the docs with
non-Sun employees. He thinks it should only be a couple of hundred dollars
for the X.Org Foundation to purchase a copy, so if someone is interested in
working on this, I'd suggest putting together a quick proposal to the X.Org
Sponsors Group to fund this. Stuart Krietman, the sponsors group chair,
should be able to help figure out what they'd want to see - I assume someone
who already has Xorg CVS access and a track record of delivering would not
have much of a problem in convincing the sponsors to fund this, but since I'm
not directly involved I can't say.
(Our VESA rep/monitor guru does think CVT support in Xorg would be an
excellent idea though.)
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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