Input Devices

Johnson, Charles F charles.f.johnson at
Tue Aug 2 12:44:04 PDT 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: xorg-bounces at [mailto:xorg-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Jon Smirl
>Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:37 PM
>To: Jim Gettys
>Cc: xorg at
>Subject: Re: Input Devices
>On 8/2/05, Jim Gettys <Jim.Gettys at> wrote:
>> Could be.  Hotplug of screens is not science fiction; we've already
>> this case on handheld devices, and PCI express allows for hot plug
>X screen hotplug failed every time a presenter went to the podium at
>OLS. I was running Windows (it was my wife's laptop and she won't let
>me put Linux on it) and the hotplug happened without problem when I
>plugged into the projector.
>Jon Smirl
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>xorg at

Isn't the real problem with X screen hotplug is not the X server as
such?  But the device drivers and on PC platforms the ACPI support in
the kernel and the firmware/BIOS ??  If that stuff worked, then the only
problem would be getting resolution to match what the projector

Charles Johnson
Intel Corporation
charles.f.johnson at

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