External Monitor under Pismo

Tuomas Kuosmanen tigert at ximian.com
Wed Apr 4 18:38:52 EST 2001

On 03 Apr 2001 19:03:28 -0700, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> "Tuomas Kuosmanen" <tigert at ximian.com> writes:
> > Hi!
> >
> > "mirror" works fine for me even on kernel 2.4.3 on my Pismo. Weird. This
> > kernel is from Ben's rsync and it contains the pismo sleep code as well.
> >
> >     rsync -avz --delete penguinppc.org::linux-2.4-benh linux-2.4-benh
> >
> > I got scared because I am going to GUADEC (a GNOME conference in
> > Denmark) this weekend and it would have sucked badly if it didnt work,
> > but so far it looks good :o)
> >
> > I originally had just a binary of "mirror" which worked, but I compiled
> > the one which was attached to Jason's mail and it worked as well.
> Glad it helped. I updated my copy of 2.4-benh, and it works now???!!!
> So I'm really happy ;-)
> Now...
> Since I'm mirroring the LCD I only get 1024x768, and the pismo can
> drive a 1600x1200 at 16 bit depth. So what needs to happen to aty128fb.c
> to support the external monitor, and what can I do to make it happen??

That is beyond *me* but maybe someone else knows. I am just the artist
dude 'round the corner who likes to hack with perl and stuff.. :-)

I think there is no support for the external monitor in that sense in
the driver. In macos it can do real dualhead, so that would be possible
at least in theory, and it would be pretty nice. But currently I think
the mirrored display is all we have for Pismo. Which works nice for
projectors though.



Tuomas Kuosmanen - Art Director -
Ximian - tigert at ximian.com -

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