[REGRESSION] i915: failure to interoperate with HP ZR30w using an X230

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Tue Oct 30 04:57:27 PDT 2012

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com> wrote:
> Hi Ted -
> On Tue, 30 Oct 2012, Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
>> I recently upgraded to 3.6.3, and my Lenovo X230 has stopped being able
>> to work with an HP ZR30w 30" 2560x1600 display.   I saw the following
>> messages in the dmesg:
>> [drm:ivb_manual_fdi_link_train] *ERROR* FDI train 1 fail!
>> [drm:ivb_manual_fdi_link_train] *ERROR* FDI train 2 fail!
>> .. which I didn't see before; the exact same mini-displayport to
>> displayport cable connecting the same Lenovo X230 laptop to exactly the
>> same ZRW 30 display worked just fine with the 3.6.0 kernel.
>> So I bisected the problem, and found the following commit.  Reverting
>> this commit made the problem go away.   Maybe we should revert
>> 0c96c65b48fb in mainline?
> Thanks for bisecting. However, the commit does fix a bug for some people
> out there, which is why it's been backported to stable. Without it, we
> fail to dither when there is not enough bandwidth in the DP link. My
> guess is that this brings up another bug that affects you, and IMHO we'd
> be better off debugging this than reverting.
>> Let me know if you'd like me to do any further debugging.
> Something to try would be the latest i915.ko driver [1], which I believe
> has some link training changes, and/or posting the dmesg with
> drm.debug=0xe module parameter.
> BR,
> Jani.
> [1] drm-intel-next-queued branch at git://people.freedesktop.org/~danvet/drm-intel

Hmm, actually not. Either drm-intel-fixes branch, or Linus' master.

Daniel, 'git tag --contains 0c96c65b48fba3ffe9822a554cbc0cd610765cd5'
says the commit is upstream since v3.7-rc1, and you backmerged v3.7-rc2
to drm-intel-next-queued with c2fb7916927e989ea424e61ce5fe617e54878827,
but the adjusted_mode fix is nowhere to be seen. Did something go wrong
with the backmerge, or am I missing something?


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