xf86-drivers-video-intel: How to use MergedFB sweetness on 965GM
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jun 28 01:38:12 PDT 2007
Martin Langhoff wrote:
> Just got my hands on a nice HP/Compaq 6710b that has a 965GM in it.
> After seeing KeithP's "look ma, no xorg.conf!" trick even
> autodetecting dual-head setups, I want to run the same.
> I have a MergedFB setup on my old nvidia-based laptop - but things
> seem to be different for the new Intel driver. Is there a good howto?
First things first, it's not called mergedfb!
It's xrandr 1.2
> The key thing for me is to be able to
> - boot with or without ext monitors
> - hook up one of 3 possible ext monitors (LCD at work, LCD at home,
> low-res projectors) without restarting X
> - use them in mergeFB mode or mirror mode
Yup, but it's not called mergeFB either ;)
> I am currently running feisty with:
> xserver-xorg 7.2-0ubuntu11
> xserver-xorg-video-intel 1.9.94-1ubuntu3 (plus some patches)
You'll need Xorg version 1.3, IIRC 7.2 ships with 1.2...
And the intel driver is now 2.0 so you've got an earlier beta.
> and could use the latest gutsy packages (2.0.x) but just got the full
> set of git checkouts for a modular build in case I need to hand-build
> BTW - right now getting the 965GM going with Ubuntu Feisty isn't
> trivial for 2 reasons:
> - the card isn't autodetected, and the intel driver isn't in the base
> install, so
> you have to do text-mode install
> - 1.99.94 and the 2.0.x intel drivers have the blurriness problem
> described here
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/xorg/msg25099.html -- not sure if
> this is fixed in git
> if the 2nd issue can be addressed so that the fix is in gutsy... yay! ;-)
Dunno about the above issues, but to switch monitors etc. just run
"xrandr --auto" to autodetect stuff. There are various projects on the
go to integrate xrandr into Gnome/KDE so look around if you want a GUI.
xrandr --help is a good starting point too so do things like change
position, change res on a given output etc.
Hope this helps.
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