Multi-monitor (xinerama/mergefb) support in RandR

Michel Dänzer michel at
Wed Jun 28 05:55:00 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 22:06 +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> 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...

In the 3D drivers.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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