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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] nvidiafb: allow ignoring EDID info
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:12:57 +1100
"Dave Airlie" <airlied@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > 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.
>
> This isn't a card problem this is a monitor problem, the card just
> passes through the edid data from the monitor... or else the
> programming of the card registers from edid is wrong..
>

oh. I'll take that as an ack :(

(where'd my cc go?)

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