No way to distinguish user-created modes in RandR 1.2

Keith Packard keithp at
Tue Feb 20 16:18:12 PST 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 15:54 -0800, Andy Ritger wrote:
> Seems reasonable to me.
> In addition to just whether a mode is user-created, it might be worth
> tracking the "source" of a mode (X server builtin, VESA, EDID, X config
> file, etc).

I was going to do that, but you end up eliminating a lot of clone
possibilities as you'll get an EDID mode on one monitor that exactly
matches a VESA mode on another. Take a look at the history of the
randrproto.txt file; it's been there and been removed already.

I decided that cloning was more important than learning minor details
about where a mode happened to come from.

In this case, as the mode is user-created, no monitor will ever use it
without being told explicitly, so I think it's OK to have a
distinguishing mark.

keith.packard at
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