Input Devices

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Tue Aug 2 13:31:36 PDT 2005

So how does monitor hotplug look like, when done right? Assuming that coldplug 
already works, is it a matter of renegotiating the modesetting? What kind of 
implications does that have for the screen handling? The screen size could 
change as a result, does that mean the screen needs to be regenerated as 


On Tuesday 02 August 2005 21:42, Jim Gettys wrote:
> Monitor hotplug we *MUST* get right, ASAP.
> I was referring to hotplug of the display controller itself.
> 			- Jim
> On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 15:37 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > On 8/2/05, Jim Gettys <Jim.Gettys at> wrote:
> > > Could be.  Hotplug of screens is not science fiction; we've already had
> > > 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.
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