Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492175
nouveau does not do dynamic framebuffer reallocation for multihead setups
Last modified: 2009-03-29 21:05:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to set virtual resolution on multihead configuration to resolution larger than 1680x1680, then it shows information, that I can't. On current displays this is not very large and I don't know, why this application can't allow me to set larger resolution.
May be I should report this bug to nouveau driver, I am not sure.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set 1. display to 1280x1024
2. set 2. display to 1280x1024
fails, I have no exact message now.
This is a driver issue, nothing to do with GNOME.
Ben, it seems nouveau has the same problem intel used to have: it sets a square framebuffer the size of the largest dimension of the primary display, which is obviously not enough for multihead. What's the deal here? Is dynamic framebuffer reallocation planned? Does the old intel dodge of a Virtual line in xorg.conf get around the problem?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Yeah, it's the same problem as intel had before framebuffer resize. It's planned, but not currently viable in most situations. I could probably implement it for pre-nv5x cards very quickly for brave users that want to test some other mostly untested code at the same time.
Adding a Virtual line will work around the issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 487356 ***