I am experiencing a jitter under Xorg 7.2 with a G450 AGP card on a
VIA, AMD K6-II PC. I noticed this happens with kernels 2.6.23 and later.
Investigating this, I read on
Author: Paul A. Clarke <pc@...>
Date: Fri Aug 10 13:00:49 2007 -0700
matroxfb: rectify jitter (G450/G550)
This builds upon my previous attempts to resolve some jitter
problems seen with the Matrox G450 and G550 -based cards,
including odd disparities observed between x86 and Power -based
machines in a somewhat less hackish way (removing the hacked
Apparently, preference should be given to use the DVI PLL when
frequencies permit, the Standard PLL otherwise. The max pixel clock
for the panellink interface is extracted from the PInS information
on the card and used as a limit to determine which PLL to use.
The same information, with diffs, I could read on the following post
from this ML's archive:
I am not 100% sure this has to do with the framebuffer driver or with
some other kernel driver that xorg uses (DRM_MGA?), but so far I only
found jitter issues concerning the matroxfb driver and did not find
references to the mga driver in the above changelog.
If the jitter I am experiencing is due to the above change, I wonder
if there is a way to revert to the old mechanism without modifying the
driver source code and recompiling. That is, I wonder if there is a
driver load-time parameter that allows trying first the DVI PLL when
possible, or sticking to the Standard PLL regardless.
BTW, how can I see which PLL the driver is currently using?
Chiave PGP/GPG key: EC885A8B