question about the new intel driver

JM Ibanez jm at
Tue Jul 17 23:29:41 PDT 2007

Dries Kimpe <Dries.Kimpe at> writes:

>   I noticed that using a max screen size of >2048 disables DRI on my
> intel mobile 945GM graphics chip;
> Is this a hardware limitation, or a limitation of the driver? The source
> code (i830_driver.c) seems to suggest that only a 965 can handle DRI at
> these resolutions.
> 2048 looks reasonable, but these days, using a dual monitor setup, 2048 is not
> that much...

It's a hardware limitation that can be worked-around in the driver,
although the code to do that isn't as of yet been written.


for an answer by Keith Packard regarding this.

JM Ibanez
Software Architect
Orange & Bronze Software Labs, Ltd. Co.

jm at

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