On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Matt McCutchen <matt(a)mattmccutchen.net> wrote:
On Fri, 2010-05-28 at 09:24 -0400, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> This is fairly obvious, but I couldn't find anything in bugzilla, so
> I'll mention it here. I have a docking station and an LCD monitor
> connected to it. When I dock, I have two screens -- one that's
> attached to my laptop, another that is external. That part works fine.
> However, I run into problems when I set up sub-pixel smoothing. My
> laptop is VRGB, while my external LCD is RGB. There's currently no
> option (that I see) to set up sub-pixel smoothing tweaks per-monitor,
> while there really should be, because I either have colourful fonts on
> one screen or the other screen. The only option that I have currently
> is to not use sub-pixel smoothing.
I think you're right. Please file a bug.
Should this be an upstream Xorg bug, then?
Note that when multiple monitors are combined into an X screen with
Xinerama, it is possible (though rare) for a single character to span
multiple screens. I guess the part lying on each screen should be
rendered with the correct option for that screen. That may take some
work to implement.
Having recently had a reason to touch Windows 7, I know that they do
it per screen for ClearType. Not that it helps in any way, but figured
I would mention this fact. :)
McGill University IT Security
Konstantin "Kay" Ryabitsev