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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add a quirk for the Dell XPS 13 (2015) when in PS/2 mode.
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On Saturday 11 April 2015 01:07:03 Mario Limonciello wrote:
> On 04/10/2015 05:39 PM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > On Wednesday 25 February 2015 21:45:22 Pali Rohár wrote:
> > Hello Mario,
> > have you patched synaptics driver with some resetafter
> > parameter? And have some team in dell found reason for
> > invalid packets?
>
> Hi Pali,
>
> The reason was found for the invalid packets in PS2 mode, but
> I can't go into the details about it publicly.
>
> I think it's better to not bother including my proposed
> solution, however. The vector of users in PS2 mode should be
> very small now. Here's why:
> With no kernel command line options applied the touchpad will
> run in I2C mode with the current kernel. The only reason
> that users were being exposed to the PS2 mode was if they ran
> with the kernel command line option acpi_osi="!Windows 2013".
> This was required with BIOS A01 due to the problem with I2S
> audio. This I2S audio problem has been resolved for BIOS A02
> and BIOS A03. With no options applied on the kernel command
> line the system will run in I2C touchpad and HDA audio. All
> new machines will be coming with A03 or later. Users with
> earlier versions have been advised to upgrade to fix this
> among other issues.
>
> The HDA audio will work correctly for output with 4.0. It
> will work properly for input when these two patches are
> applied (which will land in 4.1)
>
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound.git/c
> ommit/?h=for-next&id=e1e62b98ebddc3234f3259019d3236f66fc667f8
>
> and
>
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound.git/c
> ommit/?h=for-next&id=f3b703326541d0c1ce85f5e570f6d2b6bd4296ec
>
>
> If the patch to disambiguate the value of _REV() lands in 4.1
> the audio will begin to operate fully in I2S mode and the
> necessary support will be included in 4.1 as well.
>
> So with all those factors I feel that it's a very low risk
> that users will end up in PS2 mode with the current
> development focus kernels.
>
> Thanks,

I could see problem with using older kernels which are in more
stable or LTS distribution versions...

But it is nice that problems are fixes for future 4.0/4.1
versions.

And if you located reason for invalid packets in PS/2 mode, will
you fix it in some new bios versions?

Can you comment if this is also same problem with invalid packets
on E6440/E7440 machines?

--
Pali Rohár
pali.rohar@gmail.com
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