2048 size limit on virtual displays
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Apr 9 17:35:40 PDT 2008
Eric Anholt wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 15:48 -0500, Dan Naughton wrote:
>> Is the 2048 size limit on virtual displays something that will one day
>> increase? I have two monitors driven off the intel 945 chip. It
>> works great, but i can't put the display at any greater resolution
>> that 1024 each (else I go over the limit, and loose the dual
>> independent displays).
> It increased almost two years ago with the 965.
> There has been talk of doing a decent software workaround for the
> hardware limitation on older chips (mentioned by ajax at conferences,
> but I don't see references on the web). However, it's a bunch of code
> to write.
In addition I think you *can* have larger displays on 945 too, but if
you go over 2048 then you loose DRI which is a really killer for most
(Please correct me if I'm wrong)
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