Posted May 24, 2006 4:24 UTC (Wed) by zlynx
In reply to: X11R7.1 released
Parent article: X11R7.1 released
The new evdev input driver seems to scan for new devices. It caused me a few problems at first. I was trying to use the weird Bits settings to select mouse devices but finally gave up and went back to using Option Name instead, which works great.
Try it out, I think you can plug/unplug/plug your mice now if you use evdev.
You've been able to change resolutions on the fly for a long while now, using xrandr. Cloning to another display has been a real problem though. If your video chip supports it, using the CRT output from your laptop as a second X display works pretty well, you can VNC to get a copy of the first display, or just start clients on the CRT display. Using it in Xinerama mode is a pain because clients keep wanting to start off screen when you don't have the CRT plugged in. :)
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