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Woof: report-video

November 29, 2012 — BarryK
I wrote the script 'report-video' a couple of years ago, in fact, the modify-date on the file is April 1, 2010. This script is in Woof.

Forum member TaZoc greatly enhanced that script and included it in his 'sys-info' PET package, which has been used in most puppies. His 'report-video' overwrites the one in Woof when a pup is built.

However, I left 'sys-info' out of Precise Puppy 5.4.1. This was due to a problem with it, which TaZoc fixed, but then I forgot to reinstate it -- consequently, 5.4.1 has the old Woof 'report-video'.

The problem with the older script is that it is broken. I want to bring out a bug-fix release of 5.4.1, which will be, strictly bug fixes only, no changes. So, I have rewritten 'report-video', and now it works nicely.

In particular, reporting of which Xorg video driver is currently loaded is now 100% accurate. This is an improvement on TaZoc's script also, so I would like to bring this to his attention, for consideration of that section of code to be imported into his script.

This is what it reports for my laptop:
VIDEO REPORT: Precise Puppy, version 5.4.1

Chip description:
Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Requested by /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Resolution (widthxheight, in pixels): 1366x768
Depth (bits, or planes): 24
Modules requested to be loaded: synaptics dbe

Probing Xorg startup log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log):
Driver loaded (and currently in use): intel
Loaded modules: dbe dri dri2 extmod fb glx kbd mouse record synaptics

Actual rendering on monitor:
Resolution: 1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters)
Depth: 24 planes

Woof commit:

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