On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:24 am, Dave Jones wrote:
On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 06:13:12PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 05:59:59PM +0200, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> > Now, what i would like to ask of you is to give me some input on
> > what you think might be something where we could do better on
> > laptops.
> 1) Make the window manager cope with the loss/gain of an external
AIUI, the problem here is that we have no way to know that has
happened. We get no 'event' signal when things go away, and a vga
cable is 'stateless'. so there's not even a way to poll the cable to
see if anything is connected.
For most video devices, I don't think this is true anymore. It should be
possible to send connect/disconnect events via DBUS to HAL for most
hardware given proper driver support. I've heard that for some devices,
polling may be required, but that shouldn't be much of a problem either
since HAL already has polling support for CDROMs and such.
That said, I'm not sure if anyone is actively coding this stuff up...