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RandR 1.3 Officially Gets Properties Support

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Published on 18 December 2008 12:14 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Late last month RandR 1.3 with panning support arrived and was committed to the forthcoming X Server 1.6 release. Many drivers have picked up the RandR 1.3 support presented thus far, but now the properties support has finally landed for version 1.3 of the Resize and Rotate extension.

Properties support for RandR 1.3 has been discussed for quite some time and was discussed again in October with an initial proposal. This RandR 1.3 properties support has now been committed to master in the respective Git trees and the RadeonHD driver has picked up support for the required properties.

The known properties for RandR 1.3 include EDID data, signal format, signal properties, connector type, connector number, compatibility list, and clone list, but only the signal format and connector type are mandatory to be a RandR 1.3 compliant driver.

The latest RandR protocol specification can be read about here. Additional information about this new functionality that's exposed to RandR clients can be read about on Matthias Hopf's blog (the one responsible for much of the RandR 1.3 work).

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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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