[pulseaudio-discuss] Better naming for HDMI/DisplayPort

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Mon Mar 23 23:40:26 PDT 2015

On 2015-03-23 18:45, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-03-18 at 21:02 +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
>> I came across this link [1], where they test a Thunderbolt connection
>> and finds it to show up as "HDMI/Displayport 2". Maybe
>> "HDMI/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 2" is too long, so we should perhaps come
>> up with something better. E g, how about "Video Link 2"?
> Is it terribly hard to actually get the link type, so that we could
> accurately say whether it's HDMI, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt? If yes,
> then "Video Link" sounds pretty good to me.

Well, getting the monitor name is even better IMO, and we already fetch 
that. The problem is that nobody uses it. And anyhow I think we need a 
good fallback for when we can't get anything better.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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