Virtual desktop gone
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 10:29:12 PDT 2007
On 6/29/07, Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca> wrote:
> >|> >|> >|> > Hi. I've upgraded my ASUS S5N ultraportable to Fedora 7. I
> >|> >|used to
> >|> >|> >|> > specify i810 as the driver but now that hangs up and I
> >|> >|switched to
> >|> >|> >|> > intel. But I no longer get a virtual desktop, despite:
> >|> >|> >|> >
> >|> >|> >|> > Virtual 1600 1200
> >|> >|> >|> >
> >|> >|> >|> > in the Display section of xorg.conf.
> >|> >|> >|>
> >|> >|> >| It got removed from xserver and has to be reimplemented
> >|(along with
> >|> >|> >|xrandr-1.2 awarness) in window managers.
> >|> >|>
> >|> >|> You're saying this a feature, not a bug? Where do I complain
> >|about this?
> >|> >|> The virtual desktops of KDE etc. require clicking and are an
> >|utter PITA
> >|> >|> compared to the traditional smooth-scrolling X virtual desktop.
> >|> >|>
> >|> >|
> >|> >|File a bug (https://bugs.freedesktop.org). It shouldn't be too hard
> >|> >|to implement. You'd basically just add an adjustframe() hook to the
> >|> >|crtc functions and then add the proper server side code to support
> >|> >| This was discussed a while ago, but there wasn't much interest.
> >|> I don't understand. Where is the bug? The first reply suggested that the
> >|> feature has to be implemented in window managers (every X window manager
> >|> from twm on?) Your reply suggests that "server side" code is needed too.
> >|> I'm finding that the older i810 *driver* implements the feature. Where
> >|> is the discussion you mention? A search at bugs.freedesktop.org doesn't
> >|> turn up anything relevant.
> >|Right. You should file a bug if you think this is something that
> >|should be implemented. It works with old servers and old drivers.
> >|randr-1.2 enabled drivers do no implement virtual screens where the
> >|crtc moves around inside a larger desktop. That feature could be
> >|implemented but it's not at the moment. When keithp was working on
> >|the new randr 1.2 specification there were several discussions about
> >|moving crtcs and bounding boxes similar to what's implemented in the
> >|old drivers or mergedfb capable drivers.
> Sorry for being so clueless but the first step at bugs.freedesktop.org
> is to "pick a product". What "product" is the new randr specification
> (or would the putative implementation be) part of: Specifications?
> xorg? XStandards? If I search for "randr", the first bug returned lists
> "xserver" as the product but that's not even listed as far as I can see.
yeah, choose 'xorg'.
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