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SubjectRe: Nvidiafb issues on Inspiron 8100
On 5/25/07, Antonino A. Daplas <adaplas@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 01:37 -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Hi Antonino,
> >
> > I am having the following issues on my Dell Inspiron 8100. They are not
> > new but I just got around to report them.
> >
> > With CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA_I2C I get 1600x1200 resolution but pixels
> > "swarming" and it is unuseable. There are following messages in
> > dmesg (note complaints from i2c):
>
> Looks like an EDID block not accessible by i2c and only available
> through the BIOS. And it's probably broken too.
>
> Can you #define DEBUG in drivers/video/fbmon.c, enable
> CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID, the post your dmesg?
>
> For now, the best you can do is disable i2c support and add:
>
> video=nvidiafb:1600x1200@60
>
> in your boot line.

You know, I disabled Nvidia's DDC stuff and enabled firmware EDID
again and it started working fine, even without
video=nvidiafb:1600x1200MR on the command line that I had for a long
time.

So it works fine now. Would you oppode adding dmi check for inspiron
8100 to automatically disable nvidia i2c support at runtime?

--
Dmitry
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