EDID decoding in libXrandr?

Rémi Cardona remi at gentoo.org
Thu Nov 15 23:29:31 PST 2007

Soeren Sandmann wrote:
> Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> writes:
>> 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.


> Why should the server be involved in these policy questions? Just give
> me the EDID information; parsing it is hardly rocket science.

No one talked about policy here, just making the info you're looking for
available to you without parsing EDID on your own, using RandR.

Sounds to me this would solve your problem in a clean way (since you're
already using RandR to get available modes anyway)



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