EDID decoding in libXrandr?
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 08:57:28 PST 2007
On Nov 15, 2007 11:52 AM, Matthias Hopf <mhopf at suse.de> wrote:
> On Nov 15, 07 03:27:51 +0100, Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> > 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.
> That should supplied to the user by output properties. But the user
> interface should be designed carefully, e.g. if two monitors of the same
> brand are attached...
> Guess these properties are missing currently.
right now we just expose the raw edid.
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