965G, ADD2 HDMI, Toshiba TV: blank screen, X is operational

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Sun Mar 23 15:02:07 PDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 14:51 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 20:09 +0000, Nicolas Will wrote:
> > I am still wondering about the fact that the nvidia setup sees
> different
> > things from the Intel setup...
> The nVidia driver replaces the core X server EDID parsing code with
> custom stuff that includes the ability to decode the EDID extension
> block. That's where the additional modes come from.
> What's probably going on is that we're not using the HDMI-specific
> operations, so the card is operating in DVI mode, which the TV may not
> like. HDMI isn't the same as DVI; it just has a DVI compatibility
> mode.

Thanks for the explanation. You are always taking the time for that.

> SDVO HDMI support is on our list of things to do; I don't know when
> we'll find time for it though. Probably not until after the upcoming
> X.org release though, I'm afraid.

Oh well, I can live with the nvidia (I'll probably get a cheap fanless
model in the mean time), and try the Intel setup again in 6 months, it's
not going anywhere.


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