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RandR 1.3 Explained, Demonstrated

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 February 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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The first X.Org talk at FOSDEM 2009 was on version 1.3 of the Resize and Rotate extension. Matthias Hopf talked about RandR 1.3 and then Keith Packard demonstrated the transformations and panning operations using this soon-to-be-released version of RandR. Among the features for RandR 1.3 are querying state without output probing, multi-monitor panning, display transformations (translation, scaling, rotation, projection), and support for standard outputs. We have talked about RandR 1.3 previously at Phoronix, so read our other RandR 1.3 articles for more information. RandR 1.3 is being introduced with the forthcoming X Server 1.6.

RandR 1.3 will not ship with GPU object support, but it may ship in a future release. Matthias had shared that the version may change to RandR 2.0 once the object support has been added.

Below is our video of the RandR 1.3 talk.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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