Currently working on getting GPIO based I2C bus working for OpenChrome DDX

I am currently working on getting MSI CN700T mainboard’s DVI to properly handle the screen resolutions the monitor actually supports. At the present time, the DVI coming out of this mainboard can display certain screen resolutions X Server provides by default if EDID was not received by the DDX. I do not find this behavior to be very desirable. The issue I am observing here is that VIA Technologies VT1632A DVI transmitter is connected to GPIO2 / 3 pins to emulate I2C bus, but it is not working for the purpose of receiving EDID. That being said, it works for the purpose of detecting and controlling VT1632A. Please note that the code I am talking about is the existing OpenChrome DDX UMS (User Mode Setting) code for the upcoming Version 0.7 release.

Strange twist (?) to this saga is that if I let OpenChrome DRM to perform KMS (Kernel Mode Setting), its GPIO based I2C code works well, and I am able to obtain EDID from the monitor.


Finally was able to commit into xf86-video-r128 upstream repository

After weeks of delays, I was notified today that I now have the commit privilege to commit into xorg related components. Prior to this, I published 4 patches related to xf86-video-r128 DDX over at xorg-driver-ati mailing list. I used git-am to apply the patches to my local xf86-video-r128 repository.

git am (“Name of the patch”)

Since I had 4 patches, I repeated the above operation 4 times. Then, I pushed the changes to the upstream repository.

git push

Here is the first of the 4 patches I committed into the xf86-video-r128 DDX upstream repository.