[Cbe-oss-dev] [patch 0/8] PS3 AV Settings Driver patches for 2.6.24

Geoff Levand geoffrey.levand at am.sony.com
Sat Sep 29 05:29:08 EST 2007

Michael Ellerman wrote:
> 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:
>> >> 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'
>> mode.
> Oh OK, that is a good idea. What's the "safe mode" key sequence for the
> otheros.bld you provide on kernel.org?

I don't maintain that, and have no idea how it sets its video mode.  Did you
have trouble with it?  I know in the past it used a fixed 480p mode. 


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