[Cbe-oss-dev] [patch 0/8] PS3 AV Settings Driver patches for 2.6.24
michael at ellerman.id.au
Fri Sep 28 18:40:33 EST 2007
On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:23 -0700, Geoff Levand wrote:
> Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 18:33 +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Here are some new patches for the PS3 AV Settings Driver (ps3av), which is
> >> used in close collaboration with the PS3 Virtual Frame Buffer Device Driver
> >> (ps3fb):
> >>  ps3av: eliminate unneeded temporary variables
> >>  ps3av: eliminate PS3AV_DEBUG
> >>  ps3av: use PS3 video mode ids in autodetect code
> >>  ps3av: treat DVI-D like HDMI in autodetect
> >>  ps3av: add autodetection for VESA modes
> >>  ps3av: add quirk database for broken monitors
> >>  ps3av: remove unused ps3av_set_mode()
> >>  ps3av: don't distinguish between `boot' and `non-boot' autodetection
> >> Please review, and queue for 2.6.24 if they're ok. Thanks!
> >> Question: As several DVI-D displays advertise they support 1080i modes while
> >> they actually don't (cfr. the quirk database), perhaps I should drop 1080i
> >> modes completely from the ps3av_preferred_modes table? Usually 720p looks
> >> better than 1080i anyway. What do you think?
> > Definitely. If the autodetection fails Linux is basically unusable on
> > PS3 unless you hack the kernel sources and build your own kboot and
> > otheros.bld - not entirely trivial for novice users. So it's pretty
> > important that it works 100%.
> It is not that bad. If a bootloader is configued to use autodetection
> so that it is shown at best video mode, then it should have advertised
> key sequences to default to known video modes, with at least a 480p 'safe'
Oh OK, that is a good idea. What's the "safe mode" key sequence for the
otheros.bld you provide on kernel.org?
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