RandR 1.3 additions?

Aaron Plattner aplattner at nvidia.com
Mon Jul 16 16:10:08 PDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 08:10:04AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > I don't know what beyond connector type we might need. And, TV outputs
> > may be confusing as you may have component, composite or s-video
> > connectors all hooked to the same hardware (as with Intel), and only at
> > run-time can you tell which connector is actually in use.
> You get the same problem with DACs, a DAC maybe a VGA connector or it
> may be just the analog portion of a DVI connector..
> We don't have enough info on all cards to know this,
> Really the big problem with 1.2 is that it doesn't specify what an
> output is, is it a DAC or TMDS or is it a connector, VGA or DVI.
> Currently Intel does VGA/TMDS (mixes connectors and output type), nv
> does DAC/SOR (just output types), and radeon does connectors
> (VGA/DVI),

Externally, the outputs are called "DVIn" or "VGAn" for external connectors
and "LVDS" for the laptop internal panel.  We should definitely come up
with some sort of standard.

> Really that needs to be cleaned up.... Intel hardware rarely ships
> with DVI-I connectors (execpt for Mac Minis...)
> Dave.

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