Topic: LCD Flaky

Got my Novena Laptop today and assembled it being very careful with the LCD panel. Everything seems to be fine upon boot, however shortly afterwards (~2min) the LCD blanks. The backlight is still on and I'm still able to run commands (verified by editing files blindly.) Worst case I suppose is that I need to buy a new LCD panel, but I'm curious if it might be something else since I don't believe I damaged the LCD.

Anyone else having a similar issue?

Re: LCD Flaky

Hmmmm, moved the LVDS cable out from under the main board. Previous had this problem and it seemed to be correlated with USB input.

http://i.imgur.com/Vh1uA9f.jpg

After moving it, it still seems to wink out every now and again, next step is replacing the cable I suppose.

Re: LCD Flaky

That looks like the calibration issue.  I'm not sure what's causing it, exactly, except to say that a reboot seems to fix it.

Interesting comment about USB input.  Maybe there's a weird analog issue there.  I had thought it was related to the board calibrating at the wrong moment.

Can you try installing a newer U-Boot (which will enable the LCD before Linux) and a newer Kernel (which will not try to re-calibrate if U-Boot has already enabled things)?

wget https://nas.xobs.io/novena/20150429/linux-image-3.19.0-00268-g04e9d08-dbg_3.19-novena-r9_armhf.deb
wget https://nas.xobs.io/novena/20150429/u-boot-novena_2014.10-novena-rc17_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
systemctl reboot