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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 3/7] drm/i915: Treat PCH eDP like DP in most places
On 11/2/11 1:31 PM, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:13:52 -0400, Adam Jackson<ajax@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>> Given the choice of trusting DPCD or the VBT, I'd definitely prefer
>> DPCD.
>
> Except that the DPCD is coded into the monitor while the VBT is done by
> the platform. And, it's the platform which may neglect to connect some
> of the wires.

My reasoning about this has been:

The maximum link configuration in DPCD is going to fit - and minimally
fit - the maximum supported configuration (depth/rate/size/etc), because
otherwise the hardware would have been more expensive to produce.

The VBT is going to be crap.

But as always, "do what the Windows driver does" seems like a good
strategy. Do we know?

> Any bets on how long until we find a machine that has right value in the
> VBT and the wrong one in DPCD? Or a machine with wrong values in both places?

I will happily pay $20 to the first person to find a monitor with broken
link/lane in DPCD, on the understanding that they take it (the $20) to
the nearest hardware store, buy a hammer, and smash the monitor.
Preferably with the video uploaded to youtube.

- ajax


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