EDID decoding in libXrandr?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Nov 15 10:14:43 PST 2007

On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 09:24:19AM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> I'm currently (slowly) collecting standard properties for RandR 1.3 that
> should include stuff like this. Please feel free to help figure out what
> other stuff you'd like to see pulled from the EDID block.
> Not that we shouldn't also create an external EDID parsing library for
> other things, but it sounds like the information you want for this
> should be provided by the server in a non-EDID dependent fashion.

Indeed.  To me, exposing the raw EDID to get monitor mode information
seems about as clever as exposing raw modelines to the same end, or
less.  Why not just use RandR properties?

Daniel, who doesn't have EDID, nor any plans for same
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