Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:23 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.5 has been released. This version includes DRI2, Multi-Pointer X, Input device properties, X Input Extension 2, RANDR 1.3 (adds support for panning and for Projective Transforms, which can be used to scale the screen up/down as well as perform projector keystone correct or other effects) and video and input driver enhancements. Here are the release notes.
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Member since:
2008-10-26

I am not sure what your setup is specifically, but xrandr has worked pretty well for a while. Either use the command line program xrandr or your desktop environment's control panel for displays. The article mentions new features in the latest release for fancier transforms than just rotations and flips.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I have a dual landscape-portrait monitor setup, both nvidia and ati accelerated drivers refuse to work with xrandr.

I would not mind trading compiz glitz for proper multidisplay behavior. Ever since the days of xinerama it has been a mess in x.org (nee xfree) land...

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

You may be in for a surprise as the ATI drivers are improving a great deal, both the open and proprietary.

I am finding the ATI drivers really stable and fast in this new release.

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tonym Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, the ATI proprietary drivers now support xrandr and the open source drivers are quite good, 3d performance could still improve, but other than that the do pretty good.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... So what do you want from Xorg?
Once you use binary drivers, for better or worse, you accept the if vendor A doesn't want to support feature X, you're screwed. *

- Gilboa
* I'm using the nVidia binary drivers on a number of machines. Never-the-less I don't blame Xorg for my own hardware purchasing decisions...

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Bille Member since:
2007-05-31

NVidia drivers don't support XRANDR. Well, it supports a subset of XRANDR 1.1, but not the rotatey stuff you want. You'll recall that 90% of the driver code is shared with Windows, and XRANDR support would conflict with their TwinView feature. Blame the driver vendor, not the server.

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