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Re: [Libreboot] lcd-panel 1440x900 not working (external monitor ok)

From: Marcel Maci
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] lcd-panel 1440x900 not working (external monitor ok)
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:59:32 +0200

Hi Leah,
Excuse my newbie question: what do you mean by coreboot logs? The file dmesg or 
any other file under /var/log?
Metal chassis: of course, but note that I'm a complete amateur (so my soldering 
skills are not good ...) 

On Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:13:12 +0100
Leah Rowe <address@hidden> wrote:

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> Hi Marcel,
> Op 28/07/16 om 18:32 schreef Marcel Maci:
> > 
> > Hi Leah
> > 
> > Thx for your answer. I tried experimental_86_g07ed7f9 with my
> > Thinkpad T400 today. Everything is running (I can tell from the
> > noise of the HDD and also indicator of wifi comes up after blindly
> > logging into the system), but graphics fail completely: not even
> > external VGA-Monitor works and LCD-panel doesnt even flicker. Sewed
> > an opening in the metal chassis today, so that I can access the
> > flash chip more easily now (see photo attached, I was really fed up
> > with all those screws, the heatsink and thermal paste ... :-), so
> > flashing and testing a new image is much more straightforward now.
> > 
> > As to the Thinkpad x60s: the improvements sound great, but I will
> > leave it as it is for the moment (I use it as my main computer for
> > office work at the moment, so it has to work ... ;-), but I have
> > another Thinkpad x60 (not the s model) which I can try instead.
> > 
> > Let me know if you want me to test another release candidate.
> > 
> > Marcel
> Thank you for your report. If you also have coreboot logs, that would
> be great.
> It seems that upstream coreboot has a regression somewhere in native
> graphics initialization on the T400. Previous betas worked, before we
> updated the revision of coreboot used for your laptop. We'll have to
> revert back to the previous revision for now, and disable text mode on
> it, until this can be fixed. Other people also reported the same issue
> as you with the T400.
> We also need to do this for now on X200, because USB is broken for
> some reason in text mode on that system (unless it's fixed).
> By the way, what you've done to that metal chassis around the board is
> not good. That part of it is needed for structural integrity. If you
> want easier access to the chip, you could solder wires and route those
> instead. You've already done it now, so no point worrying.
> - -- 
> Leah Rowe
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