nbowler at elliptictech.com
Tue May 1 18:20:29 PDT 2012
(re-adding Ben to the Cc because he was apparently dropped somewhere in
On 2012-05-01 09:23 -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> On 2012-04-30 11:07 +0200, Maarten Maathuis wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM, Dmitry Torokhov
> > <dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:33:50AM -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> > >> On 2012-04-28 02:19 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > >> > On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Nick Bowler <nbowler at elliptictech.com> wrote:
> > >> > > While tracking down the black screen issue, I've been having the monitor
> > >> > > directly connected to the video card the whole time, but now when I'm
> > >> > > connected through my KVM switch (an IOGear GCS1804), it appears that
> > >> > > something's going wrong with reading the EDID, because the available
> > >> > > modes are all screwed up (both console and X decide they want to drive
> > >> > > the display at 1024x768).
> > >> > > Also, looking at /sys/class/drm/card0-VGA-1/edid I see that it
> > >> > > is empty on 3.4-rc4+ and it is correct on 3.2.15. Things seem
> > >> > > to work OK when the KVM is not involved.
> > >> >
> > >> > Were you ever able to fetch a EDID with the KVM involved? KVMs are
> > >> > notorious for not connecting the ddc pins.
> > >>
> > >> Yes, it works on 3.2.15 as described above.
> > >
> > > I have the same (or similar) KVM (not in the office at the moment) and I
> > > can confirm that with newer kernels EDID fecthing in flaky. It's 50/50
> > > if EDED retrieval succeeds or if it fails with:
> > >
> > > Apr 26 13:06:57 dtor-d630 kernel: [13464.936336] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 208
> > > Earlier kernels were able to retrieve EDEDs reliably.
> FWIW, for me EDID failure on new kernels is 100% reproducible, and there
> are no such checksum errors in the log. It's just missing.
> > Just a crazy thought, but didn't we change some timings related to
> > EDID retrieval? To make it faster.
> OK, this time bisecting started off relatively smoothly (doing the same
> "backwards" bisect on the branch-o-reverts as last time), but then my
> disk died halfway through...
OK, system is back online and I finished the bisection. The commit that
broke it for me is the following, and reverting it on top of 3.3.4 + the
"make VGA work at all" patch fixes this particular issue for me.
Author: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs at redhat.com>
Date: Wed Dec 21 18:09:12 2011 +1000
drm/nouveau/i2c: handle bit-banging ourselves
i2c-algo-bit doesn't actually work very well on one card I have access to
(NVS 300), random single-bit errors occur most of the time - what we're
doing now is closer to what xf86i2c.c does.
The original plan was to figure out why i2c-algo-bit fails on the NVS 300,
and fix it. However, while investigating I discovered i2c-algo-bit calls
cond_resched(), which makes it a bad idea for us to be using as we execute
VBIOS scripts from a tasklet, and there may very well be i2c transfers as
So, since I already wrote this code in userspace to track down the NVS 300
bug, and it's not really much code - lets use it.
Signed-off-by: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs at redhat.com>
Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (http://www.elliptictech.com/)
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