rene at exactcode.de
Mon Sep 11 06:34:59 PDT 2006
On Monday 11 September 2006 15:18, Barry Scott wrote:
> Rene Rebe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Monday 11 September 2006 13:58, Ross Burton wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 12:41 +0100, Ian Grant wrote:
> >>> In the next month or two we will buy several dozen machines for use
> >>> with digital flat panel displays. Because it's the start of term in
> >>> October we can't wait for Xorg 7.2 release, sadly. Would it be foolish
> >>> to try to use ADD2 DVI cards and the modesetting i810 branch before
> >>> then? The displays are 1600x1200 so running them from analog might be
> >>> embarassing. But maybe I'll experiment a bit today.
> >> I have a 1680x1050 panel that I'm currently running with an analogue
> >> cable. I tried the modesettings branch but it crashed for me (I've yet
> >> to get more gdb action to try and fix it up) so for now I'm using stock
> >> X, and with a decent VGA cable its surprisingly sharp.
> > I use the modesetting branch to drive my primary work display and
> > beamers on talks on the MacBook which usually works ok.
> > Maybe the modesetting can be merged to HEAD even without the
> > Xrandr updates to allow on-the-fly reconfiguration?
> I've been testing the modesetting branch and have reported a number of
> problems around configuration and stability.
> * The driver will lock up hard after a couple of restarts of X server.
> Recover only by power cycling the machine.
> * The DDC and EDID info is ignored.
Yes indeed. I also experienced the hard-lock but it only happens in some
output configurations. I found that my MacBook miniDVI output only works
reliable when a monitor was attached on bootup. I did not yet had free
time to invesitgate this. Maybe it is as you write because the DDC/EDIT
info is ignored.
Is the a roadmap on what the Intel Linux group will work on next? As far
as I can see the native modesetting would be the most interesting thing
that would be nice to have next - even before the dynamic reconfiguration
of the upcoming xrandr++.
René Rebe - ExactCODE - Berlin (Europe / Germany)
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