ATi graphics cards

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Wed Jun 1 16:00:11 UTC 2005

On 5/30/05, Daniel Stone <daniel at> wrote:
> Only r300 and above (Radeon 9550 and above, including everything with an
> 'X' at the start of the model number).  2D always has been (and always
> will be, for the forseeable future) very well supported by a properly
> open-source driver, including dual head (MergedFB and Xinerama)

Currently, the driver does support MergedFB only with rectangular
Desktop Sizes. Are you aware of ongoing progress porting the feature
'non-rectangular' desktop sizes from the sis driver to radeon? how
much work approx. would that be?

I'd love to have it because I want to use my internal 1024x786 display
with an external 1280x1024 one without scrolling the smaller one. This
IS in fact possible with Xinerama, but then Xrandr does not work
anymore (which is much more annoying) :(


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