ATi graphics cards

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Jun 1 16:56:00 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 06:00:11PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> 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'm not aware of ongoing work; it'll probably be about a day or two's
work for most interested parties.

> 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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