Ubuntu

i2c support for edid on armel

Reported by David Sugar on 2010-07-21
10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Mathieu Poirier

Bug Description

We need to be able to to have the i2c device nodes built in the Maverick kernel for omap so we can access EDID data (on arm).

tags: added: armel
Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

Hi David,

Please be sure to confirm this issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/ . If the issue remains, please run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux 608279

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
tags: added: kj-triage
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

I was able to read the EDID without any kernel modification:

mpoirier@beagle:~$ uname -a
Linux beagle 2.6.35-15-omap #22 Thu Aug 12 16:23:35 EDT 2010 armv7l GNU/Linux
mpoirier@beagle:~$
mpoirier@beagle:~$ sudo apt-get install i2c-tools
mpoirier@beagle:~$
mpoirier@beagle:~$ sudo modprove i2c-dev
mpoirier@beagle:~$
mpoirier@beagle:~$ sudo i2cdump -y 3 0x50
No size specified (using byte-data access)
     0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 0123456789abcdef
00: 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 10 ac 28 d0 4c 4e 38 32 ........??(?LN82
10: 31 13 01 03 80 33 1d 78 2e ee 95 a3 54 4c 99 26 1????3?x.???TL?&
20: 0f 50 54 a5 4b 00 71 4f 81 80 d1 c0 01 01 01 01 ?PT?K.qO????????
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40 58 2c ???????:??q8-@X,
40: 45 00 fd 1e 11 00 00 1e 00 00 00 ff 00 4e 39 31 E.???..?.....N91
50: 38 52 39 43 32 32 38 4e 4c 0a 00 00 00 fc 00 44 8R9C228NL?...?.D
60: 45 4c 4c 20 50 32 33 31 30 48 0a 20 00 00 00 fd ELL P2310H? ...?
70: 00 38 4c 1e 53 11 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 80 .8L?S?.? .?
80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
90: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
a0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
b0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
c0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
d0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
e0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
f0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
mpoirier@beagle:~$

I have a Dell P2310H, something that can be found starting at address 0x5F.

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

Can confirm that it works OK:

root@beagle-maverick:~# i2cdump -y 3 0x50
No size specified (using byte-data access)
     0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 0123456789abcdef
00: 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 1e 6d dc 56 01 01 01 01 ........?m?V????
10: 03 14 01 03 80 31 20 78 ea ee 91 a3 54 4c 99 26 ?????1 x????TL?&
20: 0f 50 54 a7 6b 80 b3 00 81 80 81 8f 71 4f 01 01 ?PT?k??.????qO??
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 1a 36 80 a0 70 38 1f 40 30 20 ???????6??p8?@0
40: 35 00 fe 22 11 00 00 1e 02 3a 80 18 71 38 2d 40 5.?"?..??:??q8-@
50: 58 2c 45 00 fe 22 11 00 00 1c 00 00 00 fd 00 38 X,E.?"?..?...?.8
60: 4b 1e 53 0f 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc K?S?.? ...?
70: 00 57 32 32 35 33 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 87 .W2253? .?
80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
90: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
a0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
b0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
c0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
d0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
e0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................
f0: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ................

Mine is a LG W2253.

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

could one of you pass that through parse-edid (from the read-edid package) to make sure the hex data is actually a valid EDID table ?

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → maverick-alpha-3
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Poirier (mathieu.poirier)

parse-edid demands binary date, something i2cdump doesn't provide.

I added an additional 'i2c_board_info' structure and tied it to the i2c 'eeprom' driver, which creates the following /sys/bus/i2c/devices/3-0050/eeprom entry. From there using 'decode-edid' specifying to scan bus 3 is trivial. Note that decode-edid calls parse-edid.

mpoirier@beagle:~$ sudo modprobe eeprom
mpoirier@beagle:~$ decode-edid 3
decode-edid: decode-edid version 1.1
parse-edid: parse-edid version 2.0.0
parse-edid: EDID checksum passed.

        # EDID version 1 revision 3
Section "Monitor"
        # Block type: 2:0 3:ff
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
        Identifier "DELL P2310H"
        VendorName "DEL"
        ModelName "DELL P2310H"
        # Block type: 2:0 3:ff
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fd
        HorizSync 30-83
        VertRefresh 56-76
        # Max dot clock (video bandwidth) 170 MHz
        # DPMS capabilities: Active off:yes Suspend:no Standby:no

        Mode "1920x1080" # vfreq 60.000Hz, hfreq 67.500kHz
                DotClock 148.500000
                HTimings 1920 2008 2052 2200
                VTimings 1080 1084 1089 1125
                Flags "+HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
        # Block type: 2:0 3:ff
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fd
EndSection
mpoirier@beagle:~$

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

Nice that you got this working.

Regarding the subject, maybe this is not the correct place to discuss, but the main problem I believe is to know what should be the best and more standard way to use the EDID information and set the correct monitor output.

Currently for Omap 4 the EDID parsing happens inside the display driver, and it tries to set up everything so you don't need to specify any display argument at the boot cmd line. Even with all this logic, robclark created an entry at the sysfs so you could probe it:
ubuntu@panda-maverick-usb:~$ parse-edid /sys/devices/omapdss/display0/edid
parse-edid: parse-edid version 2.0.0
parse-edid: EDID checksum passed.

        # EDID version 1 revision 3
Section "Monitor"
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fd
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
        Identifier "W2253"
        VendorName "GSM"
        ModelName "W2253"
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fd
        HorizSync 30-83
        VertRefresh 56-61
        # Max dot clock (video bandwidth) 150 MHz
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
        # DPMS capabilities: Active off:no Suspend:no Standby:no

        Mode "1920x1080" # vfreq 59.934Hz, hfreq 66.587kHz
                DotClock 138.500000
                HTimings 1920 1968 2000 2080
                VTimings 1080 1083 1088 1111
                Flags "+HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
        Mode "1920x1080" # vfreq 60.000Hz, hfreq 67.500kHz
                DotClock 148.500000
                HTimings 1920 2003 2047 2200
                VTimings 1080 1084 1089 1125
                Flags "+HSync" "+VSync"
        EndMode
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fd
        # Block type: 2:0 3:fc
EndSection

This week we had one thread about what should be the default resolution for BeagleBoard xM validation, that you can find at http://groups.google.com/group/beagleboard/browse_thread/thread/229d7dd3ff4447d8. For them there could be two options, one is to probe i2c and parse the edid at the boot loader and the other is to change the kernel code in order to probe and detect it correctly, like what we have for Omap 4. For the second option there is a quite old patch at http://groups.google.com/group/beagleboard/browse_thread/thread/5274e1527067d88e/bd988bdaa65b7d58, that was sent last year.

As you demonstrated, changing the kernel to probe the EDID from eeprom works, and it would fit our blueprint (that sets up the correct resolution just after the second boot), but looking forward, what should be the best way to implement this?

Doing like Omap 4 sounds more correct, but needs a lot of work. Another solution would move this to u-boot, as it'd help us from the first boot and affect a wider audience (beagle, OE, etc).

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.35-19.25

---------------
linux (2.6.35-19.25) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Jarod Wilson ]

  * SAUCE: Bring in staging/lirc from 2.6.36
    - LP: #609234
  * SAUCE: Update ir-core to linuxtv/other which should be merged for
    2.6.36.
    - LP: #609234
  * SAUCE: Fix memleaks in imon and mceusb drivers
    - LP: #609234
  * SAUCE: Bring in streamzap support from linuxtv/other
    - LP: #609234

  [ Mario Limonciello ]

  * Remove ubuntu/lirc in favor of staging/lirc from 2.6.36
    - LP: #609234

  [ Mathieu J. Poirier ]

  * SAUCE: ARM: adding i2c eeprom driver to read EDID
    - LP: #608279

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * intel_idle: disable module support
    - LP: #615265
  * (pre-stable) ALSA: hda - Ensure codec patch files are checked for the
    correct codec ID
  * (pre-stable) ALSA: hda - Rename iMic to Int Mic on Lenovo NB0763
    - LP: #605101
  * (pre-stable) ALSA: HDA: Use model=auto for LG R510
    - LP: #495134
  * (pre-stable) ALSA: HDA: Add Sony VAIO quirk for ALC269
    - LP: #519066
  * (pre-stable) ALSA: HDA: Fix front mic on Dell Precision M6500
    - LP: #519066
  * input: mt: Initialize slots to unused (rev2)
  * input: mt: Add support for the Bamboo Touch trackpad
  * hid: Add a hid quirk for input sync override
 -- Leann Ogasawara <email address hidden> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:42:52 -0700

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

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