Input Devices

Michel Dänzer michel at
Tue Aug 2 13:49:26 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 22:31 +0200, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> So how does monitor hotplug look like, when done right? Assuming that 
> coldplug already works, is it a matter of renegotiating the modesetting? 

Yes. Note that this can already be done by drivers today; possibly the
biggest problem is that there's no mechanism to override autodetection
at runtime, e.g. when EDID isn't available or incorrect.

> 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 well? 

Probably, at least if the maximum resolution is lower than the screen

Another big problem ATM (mainly due to XAA, according to Jim and Keith)
is that the screen can never grow beyond its original size.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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