Feedback Needed

By its nature, ddcutil is very sensitive to the system environment. It is not possible to exhaustively test all possibilities.

  • The build environment can vary.
  • I2C implementation can vary with card, monitor, and driver.
  • Monitors vary in their MCCS interpretation.
  • I2C is an inherently unreliable protocol, requiring retry management.

I would appreciate hearing about any issues building and installing ddcutil. In particular:

  • What changes were required to build and install ddcutil?
  • Does it work with given card, driver, and monitor? I'm not particularly concerned with older monitors whose MCCS version is unspecified (i.e. is less than 2.0). On the other hand, I'm very interested in how ddcutil handles monitors implementing MCCS V3.0, as the V3.0 specific code has not been tested. In particular, does ddcutil properly read Table type features?

ddcutil can build for many hardware platforms, e.g. MIPS, that have not been tested. I'd appreciate hearing from any who have attempted to use ddcutil on platforms beyond x86 and ARM.

Command ddcutil interrogate collects maximal information about the installation environment, video card and driver, and monitor capabilities. I'd appreciate it if you could redirect its output to a file and send the file to me. This will help diagnose problems and identify features that should be implemented. It also helps to document the variability in MCCS implementation across monitors.