EDID decoding in libXrandr?

Soeren Sandmann sandmann at daimi.au.dk
Wed Nov 14 18:27:51 PST 2007

Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be> writes:

> The real question in all of this should be the following: why does gnome 
> need edid parsing itself?
> I thought we were moving in the right direction with modesetting, so 
> that this sort of thing would no longer be needed.
> What are we doing wrong? Why can't you depend on X?

It is mainly to get information about the monitor to display to the
user so that the control panel can refer to 'Sony 21"' rather than
"DVI-0" or similar gobbledigook. 

For mode setting, I do certainly intend to rely on X.


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