Hot-patching a buggy TV's EDID under Linux

Posted on 21/03/2014 in misc • Tagged with hardware, linux

Disclaimer: Try the following at your own risk, it may brick your TV/monitor

My TV set (an "old" LG 32LG5000 model) never played well with Linux. Whenever I connected to it via an HDMI port, the kernel would complain:

kernel: [  869.677850] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDI  has major version …

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