[Xorg-driver-geode] URGENT! Please test this patch!
q-funk at iki.fi
Thu Apr 17 04:32:34 PDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> wrote:
> On 16/04/08 14:52 +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:03 PM, Martin-Éric Racine <q-funk at iki.fi> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:54 AM, Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> wrote:
> > > > Please drop everything and test the attached patch for "native" DDC
> > > > support. If it works, you should see this in the X log:
> > > >
> > > > (II) GEODE(0): I2C bus "CS5536 DDC BUS" initialized.
> > > > (II) GEODE(0): I2C device "CS5536 DDC BUS:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
> > > > (II) GEODE(0): I2C bus "CS5536 DDC BUS" removed.
> > > >
> > > > Followed by the EDID data (or no data, if you happen not to have a monitor
> > > > that supports DDC).
> > > >
> > > > The patch is against xf86-video-geode-2.8.0. If the data does not look
> > > > like you expect, please e-mail me your X log. We have already tested
> > > > this against these platforms and been successful.
> > > >
> > > > Insyde/DB800/X server 1.5
> > > > Award/FIC ION/X server 184.108.40.206a (hardy)
> > > > Insyde/DTRI/X server 220.127.116.11 (hardy):
> > >
> > > NOT working on GeneralSoftware/ThinCan DBE62/X server 18.104.22.168
> > > (ubuntu/hardy), unfortunately. Log attached.
> > As someone pointed out, it appears that X is reverting to the VESA
> > driver, in the above log. Yet, the xorg.conf states that:
> > Section "Device"
> > ### Available Driver options are:-
> > ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
> > ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
> > ### [arg]: arg optional
> > Identifier "Card0"
> > Driver "geode"
> > VendorName "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]"
> > BoardName "Geode LX Video"
> > BusID "PCI:0:1:1"
> > EndSection
> > So it appears that GEODE fails to claim the device and X tries to
> > revert to VESA as a backup solution.
> > As a second test, I purged the VESA driver, leaving only GEODE
> > installed and rebooted. In that case, X freezes and it also takes the
> > whole system down with it.
> Be forwarned - the Makefile has changed, so you need to re-run
> autogen.sh. If you do not, then you may be missing a symbol.
> If you are missing a symbol, then X will crash, and if you are using
> VGA, then you won't be able to get back your screen. Either run X
> from a remote or serial terminal or use a framebuffer to avoid this
> annoying behavior.
After running autogen.sh again and rebuilding, it finally works as
expected on my DBE62 booting off General Software BIOS. I get the
GEODE I2C messages & all.
Great work, Jordan! :)
PS: test packages are available for Ubuntu/Hardy in my personal
package archive at
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/q-funk/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/q-funk/ubuntu hardy main
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