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SubjectRe: radeon blink during probe regression (was Re: Linux 2.6.35-rc2)
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On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com> wrote:
> (changing subject
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:28 AM, Torsten Kaiser
> <just.for.lkml@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 2:22 AM, Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Torsten Kaiser
>>>>> <just.for.lkml@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> The switchoff intervall is ~10 seconds, not 1..2 as I guessed in the first mail.
>>>>>> Any idea if there is something in the KMS code that triggers at this intervall?
>>>>>
>>>>> The new mode probing code happens every 10 seconds, though we
>>>>> shouldn't be turning anything on or off with it.
>>>>>
>>>>> So I suspect the DAC detection table might be doing bad things on your
>>>>> hardware, we have had a problem where the dac detect table on one DAC
>>>>> would turn the other one off which clearly wasn't what we wanted to
>>>>> see.
>>>>> ,
>>>>
>>>> The x300 is a non-atom card, so it uses the legacy load detection
>>>> routines which do mess with some of the crtc regs.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Okay I see it now, I'm amazed that I was seeing this issue last week
>>> and blaming it on something complete different and only seeing it on
>>> one card.
>>>
>>> I expect its the same problem I'll try and track down a proper fix for
>>> it tomorrow.
>>
>> It really seems to be this polling code.
>> After the fix to drivers/char/vt.c the 2.6.35-rc2 kernel now works for
>> me without crashing.
>>
>> I also changed #define DRM_OUTPUT_POLL_PERIOD (10*HZ) to
>> #define DRM_OUTPUT_POLL_PERIOD (3*HZ) and now the flickering before X
>> starts is at a three second interval. That should prove, that the
>> polling from drm_crtc_helper.c is the cause.
>>
>> After X starts the LCD is stable, but the secondary CRT still flickers
>> every 3 seconds.
>>
>> My hardware is an X300-PCIe card with a VGA-, a DVI-I- and a video output.
>> I have a 1280x1024 LCD attached to the DVI-I and an old CRT to the
>> VGA. The video output is unused.
>> The CRT is normally switched off, but its still detected correctly.
>>
>> The kernel output from 2.6.34 and 2.6.35-rc2 is here:
>> http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/6/6/126
>>
>> xrandr says:
>> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2080 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096
>> DVI-0 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y
>> axis) 338mm x 270mm
>>   1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0
>>   1280x960       60.0
>>   1152x864       75.0
>>   1024x768       75.1     70.1     60.0
>>   832x624        74.6
>>   800x600        72.2     75.0     60.3     56.2
>>   640x480        72.8     75.0     66.7     60.0
>>   720x400        70.1
>>   640x400        70.0
>> VGA-0 connected 800x600+1280+150 (normal left inverted right x axis y
>> axis) 280mm x 210mm
>>   800x600        72.2*+   75.0     60.3     56.2
>>   1280x1024      60.0
>>   1024x768       75.1     70.1     60.0
>>   640x480        72.8     75.0     60.0
>>   720x400        87.8     70.1
>> S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
>>
>> If you have something for me to try, just send it. :-)
>>
>> Torsten
>>
>
> Okay here is a patch that seems to work on my test system, but I want
> to give it a bit more playing around with before I sent it onwards.
>
> Alex, seem sane to you?

Seems sane.

Alex

>
> Dave.
>
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