RandR version 1.2 revisited
keithp at keithp.com
Wed Sep 13 10:15:14 PDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 13:06 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> I not trying to expose multiple X screens, I guess I should have used
> different wording. My point was just that it would be nice to support
> non-contiguous scan-out buffers. taken together the the buffers would
> still make up one X screen. what's not clear to me is whether the
> software fb layer can handle this easily with respect to one X screen.
The existing Xinerama implementation shows that it can be done above
that layer, if somewhat inefficiently. Fixing that to be efficient will
take some significant restructuring inside the X server, but shouldn't
affect the core protocol or RandR 1.2 at all.
keith.packard at intel.com
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