I also have that panel in my X200 and it's working fine here. Don't
remember if it worked with stock BIOS, but the latest libreboot release
(20160907) is working fine. I will also try latest coreboot in the next
weeks, and will report back if I experience strange behaviour.
For now it works quite stable (compared to what I've heard), I get
random hangs about 10 times a year with nearly constant uptime.
I also replaced the panel's CCFL with an LED stripe and therefore have
a modified version of the LED board (where the CCFL inverter was
located), but I'm very sure the panel worked fine before that
On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:34:35 +0200
Piotr Kubaj via coreboot <coreboot(a)coreboot.org> wrote:
I just wanted to share my experience of using alternative screens for
ThinkPad X200 (HV121WX4-120) with coreboot.
After fitting the screen, it became apparent that something is wrong.
Having turned on the X200, it ran happily for about 1 minute, then
the screen just powered off. It didn't matter whether I stayed in
SeaBIOS, or just booted my OS. And when the screen powered off, I
could awake it after several minutes, but only for another minute.
Apart from that, the laptop worked.
nico_h from IRC helped me (thank you!) by providing alternative
values for devicetree, which could make the screen work orderly.
Well, it did work better, but still wasn't stable (it worked for
10-20 minutes, once I even got it to 2 hours).
Still, that was a huge difference. I tried to experiment a little
with it and set some crazy values: register
"gpu_panel_power_up_delay" = "600" # T1+T2: 25ms
"gpu_panel_power_down_delay" = "3000" # T3: 25ms
"gpu_panel_power_backlight_on_delay" = "500" # T5: 250ms
"gpu_panel_power_backlight_off_delay" = "2500" # Tx: 250ms
"gpu_panel_power_cycle_delay" = "255" # T4: 200ms
After that, things seem to work fine.
I hope someone finds it useful if they replace their X200's screen
with alternative one.
Again thanks to Nico for help!