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Old 11-10-09, 01:27 PM   #15
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Default Re: NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support

Yes, there is a need to complain. If they did not think the functionality was important, they should have told us that from the beginning instead of repeatedly stating that supporting it was a priority. As I said in my previous post, it isn't just a matter of not supporting randr 1.2, it is a matter of telling us they were going to, telling us they think it is important, and then doing absolutely nothing for years.

Second, twinview does not have all the functionality present in randr. Ignoring the fact that it does not integrate at all with the numerous screen configurations utilities present on modern Linux systems, all of which use randr nowadays, it also lacks basic functionality like being able to set the screen configuration on login. You have to edit your xorg.conf to get that, which means you lose a lot of flexibility and it means you need root access. There is no user-level way to preserve your screen configuration between sessions with twinview.
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