[Intel-gfx] periodic wakeup from DPMS suspend

Johannes Stezenbach js at sig21.net
Tue Oct 6 08:10:12 PDT 2015


I have a NEC EA244WMi monitor connected to an Asus P8H77-V
mainboard with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3550 via DVI.
If DPMS suspend is enabled (by xscreensaver, or for testing by
"xset dpms force off/suspend/standby"), the monitor
enters standby mode but wakes up every 10...30 seconds for
6 seconds to display a "DVI-D: no signal" message.

How can I find out if this is an issue of the NEC monitor
or the Intel graphics?

- when I pull the DVI cable the monitor stays in suspend

- I tried to use drm.debug=6 and ftrace to see if something
  is periodically accessing DDC or similar, but it didn't
  reveal anything to me, but then I know nothing about
  graphics drivers and probably didn't do it right

I noticed there is some hotplug detection code,
my initial thought was that this could cause the
wakeup.  But since the period is somewhat irregular
maybe it is some floating signal line causing the
monitor to misdetect activity?

Currently I'm running 4.2.3, but the same issue
happens with older kernels, I tried 3.17+.

Let me know if you have any ideas what to try.

BTW, in sysfs the output shows up as HDMI-A-2:
(the board has VGA, DVI, HDMI and DP)

$ find /sys -name edid

Another observation is that the HDMI-A-* outputs don't
have an i2c node to link the matching DDC channel,
while the DP outputs have?

$ grep . /sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-*/name
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-0/name:i915 gmbus ssc
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-1/name:i915 gmbus vga
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-2/name:i915 gmbus panel
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-3/name:i915 gmbus dpc
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-4/name:i915 gmbus dpb
/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-5/name:i915 gmbus dpd

The monitor brightness can be controlled via
/dev/i2c-3 with ddccontrol.


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