This is just a tracker bug for 1.4.1.
This was tested on both OpenSuse 10.2 and 10.3 which AFAIK comes with 1.4
Some sugestions for bugs to be considered for 1.4.1 since apparently they've been introduced by xserver-1.4:
bug #12434, bug #13222, bug #13217 and bug #13223
bug #13222 has been closed, but during the discussion it was stated that evdev-1.1.x versions are not compatible with xserver-1.4 (the latest official version is 1.1.5).
I suggest coordinating the release of a new evdev driver with xserver-1.4.1 and also adding a small note on the release notes about it.
BTW, I also have a new suggestion for a fix before 1.4.1: bug #13246
I would suggest bug #12476, which is fixed in git now.
bug #12439: quirk to samsung 205BW display. Patch is attached in the bug.
sorry, but i'm not merging 12439. if eric, adam or keith wants to prepare a full list of quirks to backport _from master_ then that's fine, but i'd rather not use code that hasn't even hit master, much less taking one fix instead of all of them.
I'd like to see this commit from master merged to 1.4.1 since I need it like breathing (otherwise I get a black screen on Intel 855GM):
Author: Hong Liu <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Dec 5 17:48:28 2007 +0100
Bug 13308: Verify and reject obviously broken modes.
Adding 13511: endless loop in PlayReleasedEvents
fixed in master, needs to be cherry-picked.
hah, this doesn't exactly affect 7.5. marking as fixed since it's released.
on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:22:19.
(provided by the Example extension).