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#1 2011-08-11 21:36:36

dimitar
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Registered: 2011-01-27
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No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

I'm trying to use the HDMI output port of my HP laptop to connect an external display, but the display is not detected. All packages from my installation are updated to the latest arch packages. Has anyone successfully used HDMI with nouveau? Where should I look for to solve this?

Many thanks for the help!

P.S. the video card is Quadro FX3600M (NV92) and I can use the HDMI output with windows (will try later with the proprietary driver, but probably will succeed)

Last edited by dimitar (2011-08-11 21:39:50)

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#2 2011-08-11 21:44:39

karol
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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

What's the output of 'xrandr --prop' with the external display connected?

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#3 2011-08-11 21:55:27

dimitar
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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

karol wrote:

What's the output of 'xrandr --prop' with the external display connected?

$ xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS-1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 365mm x 228mm
        EDID:
                00ffffffffffff004ca3474300000000
                000f0103802517780a87f594574f8c27
                27505400000001010101010101010101
                0101010101017c2e90a0601a32403020
                26006de4100000190000000f00000000
                0000000000415f051900000000fe0053
                414d53554e470a2020202020000000fe
                004c544e31373057502d4c30320a009f
        dithering:      On
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full

                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
   1680x1050      58.8*+   58.9  
   1400x1050      58.9  
   1280x1024      58.9  
   1280x960       58.9  
   1152x864       58.9  
   1024x768       58.8  
   800x600        58.8  
   640x480        58.8  
   720x400        58.9  
   640x400        58.5  
   640x350        58.1  
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        scaling mode:   None
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
DVI-D-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        dithering:      Off
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        dithering:      Off
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect

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#4 2011-08-12 04:17:15

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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

I've not used HDMI output for ages.  When last I tried, I found (on my HP DV4) that the computer had to be connected to the television at boot time, and the television had to be in the HDMI input mode prior to boot.
YMMV


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#5 2011-08-12 12:07:06

dimitar
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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

ewaller wrote:

I've not used HDMI output for ages.  When last I tried, I found (on my HP DV4) that the computer had to be connected to the television at boot time, and the television had to be in the HDMI input mode prior to boot.
YMMV

Well, this is an LCD display connected with HDMI-to-DVI cable, not a TV, so it automatically searches for signal on the DVI and SUB inputs. Anyway, I found something strange - when I suspend to RAM the laptop and then resume it, the monitor is recognized:

$ xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3600 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS-1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 365mm x 228mm
        EDID:
                00ffffffffffff004ca3474300000000
                000f0103802517780a87f594574f8c27
                27505400000001010101010101010101
                0101010101017c2e90a0601a32403020
                26006de4100000190000000f00000000
                0000000000415f051900000000fe0053
                414d53554e470a2020202020000000fe
                004c544e31373057502d4c30320a009f
        dithering:      On
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
   1680x1050      58.8*+   58.9  
   1400x1050      58.9  
   1280x1024      58.9  
   1280x960       58.9  
   1152x864       58.9  
   1024x768       58.8  
   800x600        58.8  
   640x480        58.8  
   720x400        58.9  
   640x400        58.5  
   640x350        58.1  
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        scaling mode:   None
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
DVI-D-1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        EDID:
                00ffffffffffff0015c3871801010101
                1611010380342178eaef95a3544c9b26
                0f5054a10800a94081808140b3000101
                010101010101283c80a070b023403020
                360007442100001a000000ff00323235
                36353035370a20202020000000fd003b
                3d1f4c11000a202020202020000000fc
                005332343331570a20202020202000ae
        dithering:      Off
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
   1920x1200      60.0 +
   1600x1200      60.0  
   1680x1050      60.0  
   1280x1024      60.0  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3  
   640x480        60.0  
   720x400        70.1  
HDMI-1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
        EDID:
                00ffffffffffff0015c3871801010101
                1611010380342178eaef95a3544c9b26
                0f5054a10800a94081808140b3000101
                010101010101283c80a070b023403020
                360007442100001a000000ff00323235
                36353035370a20202020000000fd003b
                3d1f4c11000a202020202020000000fc
                005332343331570a20202020202000ae
        dithering:      Off
                supported: Off          On           Automatic   
        scaling mode:   Full
                supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect 
   1920x1200      60.0 +
   1600x1200      60.0  
   1680x1050      60.0  
   1280x1024      60.0  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3  
   640x480        60.0  
   720x400        70.1

However, I'm a little bit puzzled, why it is recognized as both HDMI and DVI. Further, there is no signal to the monitor when I enable either DVI-D-1 or HDMI-1. I wonder if I've hit this nouveau bug.

Thanks for the help!

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#6 2011-08-12 18:52:56

Larsson
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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

According to our wiki you should look at http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/CodeNames for your card. You said your card was a NV92 so it should be the NV50 family. According to http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix neither hdmi-audio or tv-out is supported.


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#7 2011-08-12 20:35:15

dimitar
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Posts: 59

Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

Larsson wrote:

According to our wiki you should look at http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/CodeNames for your card. You said your card was a NV92 so it should be the NV50 family. According to http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix neither hdmi-audio or tv-out is supported.

Correct, but I'm trying to use neither HDMI-audio, nor TV-out. Since HDMI is DVI compatible, I think the feature in the Nouveau feature matrix I need would be "Dual-link DVI", which is "MOSTLY[10]" implemented. Or am I wrong?

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#8 2011-08-12 22:45:34

Larsson
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Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

That much I don't know.


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#9 2011-12-07 17:24:02

hopla
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Registered: 2011-12-07
Posts: 7

Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

dimitar wrote:

Anyway, I found something strange - when I suspend to RAM the laptop and then resume it, the monitor is recognized

I had the same issue you have. I've got a HP Compaq 8710p with the same Nvidia graphics chipset. But since a recent update, the supsend/resume trick doesn't work anymore (not that that trick fixed anything before).

I've also tried forcing output to the HDMI out, using:
(I've got the modeline from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Modeline_Database , I got a Sony Bravia KDL-40W4000 TV)

xrandr --newmode "1920x1080" 148.50 1920 2448 2492 2640 1080 1084 1089 1125 +HSync +VSync
xrandr --addmode HDMI-1 1920x1080
xrandr --output HDMI-1 --mode 1920x1080

But that only resulted in my desktop area becoming larger (I could actually drag windows to the other 'screen'), while there was still no output on my TV. Also my XFCE panels moved to the other screen... In case you tried the above and found yourself in the same perilous situation (:p), I escaped with:

xrandr --output HDMI-1 --off

I also brought this issue up on the Nouveau IRC channel, people were very helpful there, but eventually the advice resulted in: wait for updates to the Kernel and/or Nouveau module.

Oh and yes, important to note: the HDMI output works perfectly with the Nvidia binary drivers (but I would rather want to use the Nouveau drivers).

Last edited by hopla (2011-12-07 17:26:14)

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#10 2012-08-11 17:53:58

johneh87
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Registered: 2011-10-01
Posts: 8

Re: No HDMI Video Output with Nouveau

Does anyone have a solution for this issue?, i experience the same issue on a HP Compaq 8510w with Nvidia Quarto card.
suspend/resume trick will detect that the HDMI cable is connected to a source, but i cannot render to the external display.(when forcing, mirroring or extending to HDMI-1 only duplicates to LVDS-1

I have not tried the GIT version, but I'm using the experimental libGL support.

Should i try the GIT version, or is this still a no-go?

Nvidia Blob is working. but i prefer to use nouveau.

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