[linux-elitists] Okay... so now how do I get...
Mon Dec 18 14:04:17 PST 2006
>> On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 16:09:33, Joakim Ziegler <email@example.com> said:
>> 3. Nvidia/ATI fanboys keep squawking about Intel gfx being teh
>> suxorz, and they don't have multihead and DVI out, so they're teh
>> suxorz. And you should really put another damn fan in your
>> computer because it's like, got a cheesy-looking neon-colored duct
>> and shit on it.
> I don't think it's reasonable to group DVI with this. DVI is
> becoming standard, and that's as it should be, there's just no
> point in running an originally digital signal from the graphics
> card to a digital LCD over an analog cable just because. Also,
> newer, higher-res and larger LCD panels can't be driven from analog
> RGB, and that's going to become more and more common.
I think Adam Jackson mentioned recently that the "nv" driver Just Worked
for dual-link DVI on his Dell 30" TFT, which is surprising and cool.
By extension, it works fine with the nouveau driver too. (Nouveau
is taking nv as a starting point and documenting/accelerating it.)
> Intel should just put DVI on their motherboards and let people use
> a trivial external adapter if they want analog RGB out. It should
> even be cheaper for them, theoretically.
I hear that Intel is making a daughterboard that adds dual-link DVI via
a PCIe crossover to its standard integrated graphics (950?) stuff. I'll
happily get in line to buy one.
Chris Ball <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://blog.printf.net/>
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