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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:39:33 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Alex Deucher <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 150/259] drm/radeon: set default bl level to something reasonable -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Alex Deucher <>

commit 201bb62402e0227375c655446ea04fcd0acf7287 upstream.

If the value in the scratch register is 0, set it to the
max level.  This fixes an issue where the console fb blanking
code calls back into the backlight driver on unblank and then
sets the backlight level to 0 after the driver has already
set the mode and enabled the backlight.


Signed-off-by: Alex Deucher <>
Tested-by: David Heidelberger <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/atombios_encoders.c | 10 +++++++---
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/atombios_encoders.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/atombios_encoders.c
index 95ac45e..a3ab59a 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/atombios_encoders.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/atombios_encoders.c
@@ -183,7 +183,6 @@ void radeon_atom_backlight_init(struct radeon_encoder *radeon_encoder,
 	struct backlight_properties props;
 	struct radeon_backlight_privdata *pdata;
 	struct radeon_encoder_atom_dig *dig;
-	u8 backlight_level;
 	char bl_name[16];
 	/* Mac laptops with multiple GPUs use the gmux driver for backlight
@@ -222,12 +221,17 @@ void radeon_atom_backlight_init(struct radeon_encoder *radeon_encoder,
 	pdata->encoder = radeon_encoder;
-	backlight_level = radeon_atom_get_backlight_level_from_reg(rdev);
 	dig = radeon_encoder->enc_priv;
 	dig->bl_dev = bd;
 	bd->props.brightness = radeon_atom_backlight_get_brightness(bd);
+	/* Set a reasonable default here if the level is 0 otherwise
+	 * fbdev will attempt to turn the backlight on after console
+	 * unblanking and it will try and restore 0 which turns the backlight
+	 * off again.
+	 */
+	if (bd->props.brightness == 0)
+		bd->props.brightness = RADEON_MAX_BL_LEVEL;
 	bd->props.power = FB_BLANK_UNBLANK;

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