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  • phoronix
    started a topic Other X.Org Discussions At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

    Other X.Org Discussions At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

    Phoronix: Other X.Org Discussions At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

    Two days ago we reported on what the graphics stack should look like for Ubuntu 11.04 in terms of its X.Org Server, Mesa / Gallium3D, and the open-source graphics driver versions to be deployed in this next Linux operating system release codenamed the Natty Narwhal. This though wasn't the only X-related discussion to take place at the Ubuntu 11.04 developer summit in Orlando this week, but there were other related topics discussed such as KMS configuration / quirk handling, the multi-monitor experience on the Ubuntu desktop, and multi-touch support. There were also talks aimed at Linaro / embedded Ubuntu on ARM platforms with regards to embedded GPU drivers and OpenGL ES support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODczMA

  • curaga
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    drivers/video/console/vgacon.c

    And not documented anywhere. No mention of it in kernel-parameters.txt for example.

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  • AdamW
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    Originally posted by Chewi View Post
    Do you think GNOME should be responsible for it? I can accept that the configuration you want for GNOME may not be the configuration you want for something else but it would be nice to have some common interface for handling this.
    There is a common interface, and GNOME's display properties applet recently grew a button which applies the current GNOME configuration as the system-wide default.

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  • AdamW
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    @AdamW

    When i used nomodeset option it did not help me much. nouveau.modeset=0 or radeon.modeset=0 helped however. Where is the nomodeset option evaluated?
    I don't actually remember, off the top of my head. I found it once but forgot now. I've always assumed it's universal, but I suppose it might actually be a Fedora-ism.

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by virtualspectre8 View Post
    I would love to see Windows 7 like Multi Monitor support on Ubuntu. You set it up once and it will remember the config, unplug the HDMI it will automatically return to the previous configuration.

    It might not be very easy to do or they might not have enough time to do it, but that should be the goal.
    That's already supported. The drm will send an event to userspace when a monitor is plugged or unplugged and the ddx will react appropriately.

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  • agd5f
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    "Back when the open-source drivers relied on user-space mode-setting, affected users could use a variety of options within the xorg.conf to override values and handle quirks within the server. However, with kernel mode-setting that support is out the window."

    You can still use custom configurations in your xorg.conf. That hasn't changed.

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  • Chewi
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    Originally posted by airlied View Post
    gnome mostly takes care of all this
    Do you think GNOME should be responsible for it? I can accept that the configuration you want for GNOME may not be the configuration you want for something else but it would be nice to have some common interface for handling this.

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  • Kano
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    @AdamW

    When i used nomodeset option it did not help me much. nouveau.modeset=0 or radeon.modeset=0 helped however. Where is the nomodeset option evaluated?

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  • airlied
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    gnome mostly takes care of all this, at least in Fedora we've pretty much got,

    auto-detect of digital monitors, and EDID capable analog monitors,
    monitor switch key will work through a list of configuratons
    saved configurations list
    video= on command line for basic EDID override + xorg.conf for X overrides,

    when no monitors are plugged in we'll setup a 1024x768, and even start X here and when you hotplug something gdm should pick it up.

    Though of course patches from the Ubuntu guys are always welcome, though I'm guessing they'll forget to actually discuss the issues upstream first, hack up a pile of shit and then blame us for not taking it.

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  • virtualspectre8
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    That's mostly implemented in the drivers AFAIK. In theory fglrx should do that, although I haven't actually tried.
    My mom's system has FGLRX installed, I should try it once. My laptop with crappy Intel GPU doesn't do that on Linux, but handles multi monitors like a dream under Win7... what a shame

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