Bug 43256 - HDMI: can't see anything until run "intel_infoframes -d"
HDMI: can't see anything until run "intel_infoframes -d"
Status: RESOLVED CODE_FIX
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Video(DRI - Intel)
All Linux
: P1 high
Assigned To: Paulo Zanoni
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2012-05-16 21:26 UTC by Paulo Zanoni
Modified: 2012-08-06 12:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Kernel Version: git
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


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Description Paulo Zanoni 2012-05-16 21:26:09 UTC
Hi

I come from bug #25732. There were actually 2 problems being debugged there. The original problem (specific to SDVO) was fixed, so this bug report is for the remaining users.

The main problem is:
- Boot your machine with an HDMI monitor using the i915 driver.
- You can't see the screen
- Run intel_infoframes -d
- You can see the screen :)

I can not reproduce this bug exactly as I described here, but I can reproduce another problem which, I believe, has the same cause as this bug.

I hope other people will come from bug #25732 to this one and provide comments and test my patches. Otherwise, I'll just look weird reporting a bug to myself :)
Comment 1 John Obaterspok 2012-05-31 20:08:56 UTC
Hello Paulo,

(I have a SNB/i5-2400S)

I found out why I got pink problems on boot and green tint on suspend. This was due to a "Video Conversion" feature on my Pioneer receiver that sits between computer and TV.

When I boot 3.1 kernel (last kernel with OK display) the receiver says it gets a RGB signal:

  -------- Computer --------
  Resolution: 1080/60p
  Aspect: ---
  Color Format: RGB Full
  Bit: ---
  Extended Color Space: Standard

Receiver converts and outputs this

  -------- Receiver --------
  Resolution: 1080/60p
  Aspect: 16:9
  Color Format: YCbCr444
  Bit: 36bit (12bit*3)
  Extended Color Space: Standard

When I boot 3.2 kernel (first with pink&green colors) the receiver says it gets this signal:

  -------- Computer --------
  Resolution: 1080/60p
  Aspect: ---
  Color Format: ---
  Bit: ---
  Extended Color Space: Standard


And converts and outputs the following:

  -------- Receiver --------
  Resolution: 1080/60p
  Aspect: 16:9
  Color Format: ---
  Bit: 36bit (12bit*3)
  Extended Color Space: Standard


If I stop the "Video Converter" on the receiver I get no more pink display.
Receiver says the TV wants this:

  -------- TV --------
  Recommended Resolution: 1080/60p
  Deep Color: 36bit (12bit*3)
  Extended Color Space: xvYCC709


I also tried the resume from suspend and it also looks great when I turned the Video Converter off.

Any comments?
Comment 2 Paulo Zanoni 2012-05-31 20:15:30 UTC
I recently wrote another set of patches that solved *all* the problems I could reproduce on HDMI. This included some problems that I could "fix" by running "intel_infoframes -d".

Could you please test these patches? They are on the drm-intel-next-queued branch of danvet's tree:

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~danvet/drm-intel/?h=drm-intel-next-queued

Please make sure you're on the correct branch before compiling.

Maybe with this kernel your receiver will work even in "Video Conversion" mode?
Comment 3 John Obaterspok 2012-06-02 10:03:17 UTC
I've tested this now and I can confirm that it even works find in "Video Conversion" mode. The Pioneer VSX-921 Receiver says it gets a "Color Format: RGB Full" from the computer just like it did in kernel 3.1.

Awesome Paulo, shame on me that I didn't know this mode was turned on in the Receiver back in July last summer.

One more question, what about the Aspect & Bit information. Receiver still says "---". Is this something that should be sent by the driver too?
Comment 4 John Obaterspok 2012-06-02 10:04:11 UTC
works find => works fine :)
Comment 5 Florian Mickler 2012-08-04 19:08:14 UTC
A patch referencing this bug report has been merged in Linux v3.6-rc1:

commit 9d32d1653db10eaba3140dd1a2f8dad51122f0b5
Author: Paulo Zanoni <paulo.r.zanoni@intel.com>
Date:   Mon May 28 16:42:55 2012 -0300

    drm/i915: don't write 0 to DIP control at HDMI init
Comment 6 Paulo Zanoni 2012-08-06 12:29:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> 
> One more question, what about the Aspect & Bit information. Receiver still says
> "---". Is this something that should be sent by the driver too?

It's optional. We're not sending this yet. We're not sending many of the optional infoframe  fields. What is the impact of not sending this? Does it make something not work? Notice that you can play with the intel-infoframes tool to add any information you may want to send, so you can easily test this.

Closing bug. If we conclude we need to send aspect rate & bit information, please open another bug report and assign it to me.

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