Multi-monitor (xinerama/mergefb) support in RandR

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Wed Jun 28 05:06:18 PDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 23:07 +0200, Keith Packard wrote:
> Eric and I are busy figuring out how to handle multiple monitor hot plug
> with X and have a fairly simple plan.
> Multi-screen X basically sucks, so few people are really excited about
> using it. Xinerama sucks in the DIX implementation because it makes
> things slow and bloated. Mergefb mostly rocks; fast, small and even DRI
> continues to work right.

 +/- the limitations of some 3d engines for too big screens... I don't
know if/how that can be handled...

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