Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2

Florian Mickler florian at mickler.org
Sun Feb 21 03:26:18 PST 2010

On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:12:56 +0100
Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 23:07:18 +0100
> Florian Mickler <florian at mickler.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:40:16 -0400
> > E0x <samudhio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > a so useful thing like the zaphod mode with relatively small users ? in my
> > > opinion
> > > i don't think that , in my case i used have it for run my media center in
> > > 0.1 and the normal desktop in 0.0 so i can still watch my  media while some
> > > friends or somebody chat or surf without interfece , i can't do that now
> > > because zaphod is broken , with not put a poll for ask if keep the zaphod in
> > > some new way ( or the old way ) of just take out it ..
> > > 
> > 
> > How i see it, the only way to vote here is with patches. Which IMO is
> > apropriate, this being open source software. 
> This depends on your ability to understand the code.
> Although i was the maintainer of the mga_vid driver
> (a specialized video overlay driver for matrox cards),
> i was not able to fix the many bugs in the mga driver of xorg.
> The code was so convoluted that i couldnt even figure out how
> it could be working in the first place. Hence i gave up on it.
> IMHO xorg (and many other projects) reached a state of
> code complexity that makes it very difficult for newcomers
> to enter. You've to invest huge amounts of time to even get
> an overview how the code works. Making it nearly impossible
> to enter for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time which
> he can freely spend on coding.
> 			Attila Kinali

Yeah. I looked at it myself... One problem I faced was that one needs
to understand the xserver<->driver interface before being able to do
anything.  To do this, there should be (and probably is?) a
documentation about the xserver inner workings...


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