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2011-07-25DRM: clean up and document parsing of video= parameterRolf Eike Beer1-3/+18
The video= parameter of the DRM drivers supports some additional flags that the normal fb drivers do not have. They also allow to limit these flags to specific outputs. Both things were previously undocumented. Also the parsing of the line had some oddities: -A lot of misplaced options were silently ignored or partly rejected instead of stopping the parsing immediately -The 'R' option is documented to follow the 'M' option if specified. It is not documented that 'M' is needed to specify 'R' (also this is the case for normal fb drivers). In fact the code is correct for normal fb drivers but wrong for DRM ones. The old code allowed 'R' only _before_ 'M' (since it parses backwards) and only if 'M' is given at all which is not needed for the DRM drivers. -the margins option ('m') was parsed but later ignored even if the later functions support it. -specifying multiple enable options at the same time did not lead to an error. -specifying something bogus for horizontal resolution (i.e. other things as digits) did not lead to an error but an invalid resolution was used. If any errors are encountered the position of the faulting string is now printed to the user and the complete mode is ignored. This gives much more consistent error behaviour. I also removed some useless assignments and changed the local flag variables to be bool. Signed-off-by: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de> Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
2008-04-28update modedb.txt documentation about mode_option parameter changeKrzysztof Helt1-0/+4
Add names of drivers converted to "mode_option" parameter. This is one step toward changing all fb drivers to have common "mode_option" parameter. Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Helt <krzysztof.h1@wp.pl> Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <adaplas@pol.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2005-09-09[PATCH] fbdev: Add VESA Coordinated Video Timings (CVT) supportAntonino A. Daplas1-1/+72
The Coordinated Video Timings (CVT) is the latest standard approved by VESA concerning video timings generation. It addresses the limitation of GTF which is designed mainly for CRT displays. CRT's have a high blanking requirement (as much as 25% of the horizontal frame length) which artificially increases the pixelclock. Digital displays, on the other hand, needs to conserve the pixelclock as much as possible. The GTF also does not take into account the different aspect ratios in its calculation. The new function added is fb_find_mode_cvt(). It is called by fb_find_mode() if it recognizes a mode option string formatted for CVT. The format is: <xres>x<yres>[M][R][-<bpp>][<at-sign><refresh>][i][m] The 'M' tells the function to calculate using CVT. On it's own, it will compute a timing for CRT displays at 60Hz. If the 'R' is specified, 'reduced blanking' computation will be used, best for flatpanels. The 'i' and the 'm' is for 'interlaced mode' and 'with margins' respectively. To determine if CVT was used, check for dmesg for something like this: CVT Mode - <pix>M<n>[-R], ie: .480M3-R (800x600 reduced blanking) where: pix - product of xres and yres, in MB M - is a CVT mode n - the aspect ratio (3 - 4:3; 4 - 5:4; 9 - 16:9, 15:9; A - 16:10) -R - reduced blanking Signed-off-by: Antonino Daplas <adaplas@pol.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds1-0/+61
Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!

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