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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nvidiafb: allow ignoring EDID info
On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 11:48:59 +0100
Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Giuseppe Bilotta <giuseppe.bilotta@gmail.com>
>
> Some nVidia video cards have broken EDID information. Using nvidiafb
> with CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C enabled on these systems causes the console
> framebuffer to use wrong timing information, causing the display to be
> extremely 'snowy'. Since most distribution kernels are compiled with
> CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C enabled, this prevents usage of the nvidia
> framebuffer on said broken system without recompiling the kernel
> (or at least the nvidiafb module).
>
> Solve the issue by introducing a new boolean module parameter (useedid)
> which can be set to 0 to prevent the driver from using the EDID
> information.
>
> If this patch is accepted, we can probably get rid of CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C
> altogether.
>

That's a pretty sad solution. Is it possible to detect these bad cards at
runtime via ther behaviour? If not, can we generate a blacklist for the
known-bad cards based on PCI IDs or something?

Because most users won't even be aware of the module option: they'll just
know that their card doesn't work right.


> diff --git a/drivers/video/nvidia/nv_i2c.c b/drivers/video/nvidia/nv_i2c.c
> index 8454adf..6387f2b 100644
> --- a/drivers/video/nvidia/nv_i2c.c
> +++ b/drivers/video/nvidia/nv_i2c.c
> @@ -25,6 +25,8 @@
>
> #include "../edid.h"
>
> +extern int useedid;
> +
> static void nvidia_gpio_setscl(void *data, int state)
> {
> struct nvidia_i2c_chan *chan = data;
> @@ -128,6 +130,9 @@ static int nvidia_setup_i2c_bus(struct nvidia_i2c_chan *chan, const char *name)
>
> void nvidia_create_i2c_busses(struct nvidia_par *par)
> {
> + if (!useedid)
> + return;
> +
> par->bus = 3;
>
> par->chan[0].par = par;
> @@ -146,6 +151,9 @@ void nvidia_create_i2c_busses(struct nvidia_par *par)
>
> void nvidia_delete_i2c_busses(struct nvidia_par *par)
> {
> + if (!useedid)
> + return;
> +
> if (par->chan[0].par)
> i2c_del_adapter(&par->chan[0].adapter);
> par->chan[0].par = NULL;
> @@ -195,6 +203,9 @@ static u8 *nvidia_do_probe_i2c_edid(struct nvidia_i2c_chan *chan)
>
> int nvidia_probe_i2c_connector(struct fb_info *info, int conn, u8 **out_edid)
> {
> + if (!useedid)
> + return -1;
> +
> struct nvidia_par *par = info->par;
> u8 *edid = NULL;
> int i;
> diff --git a/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidia.c b/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidia.c
> index 538e947..179fd67 100644
> --- a/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidia.c
> +++ b/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidia.c
> @@ -83,6 +83,9 @@ static int bpp __devinitdata = 8;
> #ifdef CONFIG_MTRR
> static int nomtrr __devinitdata = 0;
> #endif
> +#ifdef CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C
> +int useedid __devinitdata = 1;
> +#endif
>
> static char *mode_option __devinitdata = NULL;
>
> @@ -1506,6 +1509,11 @@ module_param(nomtrr, bool, 0);
> MODULE_PARM_DESC(nomtrr, "Disables MTRR support (0 or 1=disabled) "
> "(default=0)");
> #endif
> +#ifdef CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C
> +module_param(useedid, bool, 0);
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(useedid, "Use EDID to detect video modes (0 or 1) "
> + "(default=1, use EDID)");
> +#endif
>
> MODULE_AUTHOR("Antonino Daplas");
> MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Framebuffer driver for nVidia graphics chipset");
>
>
>
>
> --
> Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta
>
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