EGL_MESA_screen_surface version 5

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at
Wed Apr 6 17:52:02 PDT 2005

On Apr 6, 2005 6:57 PM, Brian Paul <brian.paul at> wrote:
> So, are you saying that we need something additional in the
> EGL_MESA_screen_surface API for this?
> We still need to define what happens when one display device is
> removed and a new one replaces it.  The set of available display modes
> may change.  The EGL API user should have a way to detect this.

fbdev will generate a HAL event for this. I think the code is already
in the kernel. It is then up to the higher layers to catch the event.
fbdev may also blank the monitor until a new mode is set. This is to
prevent the old mode from destroying a new monitor.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at

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