Are we rebasing xorg-x11 packages in F20?

Tom Hughes tom at
Tue Nov 25 15:57:27 UTC 2014

On 25/11/14 15:32, Adam Jackson wrote:

> But when I say "come from the server" I really mean the 2D X driver
> makes up the name and the server just reports it.  And indeed, between
> xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.15-4 and -9 output naming was changed to include
> a dash (if using UXA), which happened because the output setup code was
> synced with the version in the generic modesetting driver (which also
> happens to match radeon and nouveau).  Upstream intel omits the dash for
> both sna and uxa still though.  And if we were to ever get multi-gpu
> randr working the names would destabilize again, since we'd have to move
> the %d part of the name up to the core server since you really don't
> want two outputs both named VGA-0.  And caring about the names is
> somewhat futile anyway since what you're usually more concerned with is
> the _monitor_, which is why all sane desktops save configurations based
> on EDIDs not on output names.

I thought multi-gpu randr was supported in 1.4? I certainly see one 
provider for each of the two gpus in this machine, and can see five 
connectors across the two with three monitors connected. It looks like 
it just adds an extra digit to the connector names on the second card:

DVI-I-1 connected primary 2560x1600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x 
axis y axis) 646mm x 406mm
DVI-I-2 connected 1200x1600+2560+0 right (normal left inverted right x 
axis y axis) 408mm x 306mm

DVI-I-1-3 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

The fact that X crashes (BZ#1110273) if I try and rotate the monitor on 
the second graphics card means I can't actually use them all, but it 
works if I don't try and rotate it.


Tom Hughes (tom at

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