cec-compliance - An application to verify remote CEC devices
] [-d <dev>
] [other options]
The cec-compliance utility can be used to test how well remote CEC devices
comply with the CEC specification. It can also be used to test the local CEC
adapter (with the -A
By default it will run through all tests, but if one or more of the feature test
options is given, then only those tests will be performed. A set of core tests
is always run.
The CEC adapter needs to be configured before it is used to run tests with
. Use cec-ctl
If the CEC adapter has claimed several logical addresses, the test set is run
from each logical address in succession. The remote device needs to report a
valid physical address in order to run tests on it.
When running compliance tests, cec-follower
should be run on the same
will reply to messages that are not handled by
will also monitor the device under
test for behaviors that are not compliant with the specification. Before each
should be restarted if it is already running, to
initialize the emulated device with a clean and known initial state.
Some tests require interactive mode (with the -i
option) to confirm that
the test passed. When in interactive mode, the user is asked to observe or
perform actions on the remote device. Some tests also give conclusive test
results when run in interactive mode.
When testing the local CEC adapter's compliance with the CEC API, there must be
at least one remote device present in order to test transmitting and
The compliance tests can have several possible outcomes besides passing and
OK The test passed.
OK (Unexpected) The test passed, but it was unexpected for the device
under test to support it. This might for example occur
when a TV replies to messages in the Deck Control
OK (Not Supported) The feature that was tested is not supported by the
device under test, and that feature was not mandatory for
the device to pass.
OK (Presumed) Nothing went wrong during the test, but the test cannot
positively verify that the required effects of the test
occured. The test runner should verify that the test
passed by manually observing the device under test. This
is typically the test result for tests that send
messages that are not replied to, but which induce some
side effect on the device under test, such as a TV
switching to another input or sending a Remote Control
OK (Refused) The device supports the feature or message being tested,
but responded <Feature Abort> ["Refused"] to indicate
that it cannot perform the given operation. This might
for example occur when trying to test the One Touch
Record feature on a TV with copy protection enabled.
FAIL The test failed and was expected to pass on the device.
Some tests depend on other tests being successful. These are not run if the
tests they depend on failed, and they will not be shown in the test listing.
- -d, --device=<dev>
- Use device <dev> as the CEC device. If <dev> is
a number, then /dev/cec<dev> is used.
- -v, --verbose
- Turn on verbose reporting.
- -T, --trace
- Trace all called ioctls. Useful for debugging.
- -h, --help
- Prints the help message.
- -n, --no-warnings
- Turn off warning messages.
- -r, --remote=<la>
- As initiator test the remote logical address <la> or
all LAs if no LA was given.
- -i, --interactive
- Interactive mode when doing remote tests.
- -A, --test-adapter
- Test the CEC adapter API
- Test the core functionality
- Test the Audio Rate Control feature
- Test the Audio Return Channel Control feature
- Test the Capability Discovery and Control feature
- Test the Deck Control feature
- Test the Device Menu Control feature
- Test the Device OSD Transfer feature
- Test the Dynamic Audio Lipsync feature
- Test the OSD Display feature
- Test the One Touch Play feature
- Test the One Touch Record feature
- Test the Power Status feature
- Test the Remote Control Passthrough feature
- Test the Routing Control feature
- Test the System Audio Control feature
- Test the System Information feature
- Test the Timer Programming feature
- Test the Tuner Control feature
- Test the Vendor Specific Commands feature
- Test standby and resume functionality. This will activate
testing of Standby, Give Device Power Status and One Touch Play.
On success, it returns 0. Otherwise, it will return the error code.
We want to test the compliance of a TV when it is interacting with a Playback
device. The device node of the CEC adapter which the TV is connected to is
The local CEC adapter first needs to be configured as a Playback device, and it
must have an appropriate physical address. It is important that the physical
address is correct, so as to not confuse the device under test. For example,
if the CEC adapter is connected to the first input of the TV, the physical
address 188.8.131.52 should generally be used.
cec-ctl -d1 --playback --phys-addr 184.108.40.206
Most CEC adapters will automatically detect the physical address, and for those
adapters the --phys-addr
option is not needed.
also has to be started on the same device:
can now be run towards the TV by supplying the -r
option with the logical address 0:
cec-compliance -d1 -r0
This manual page is a work in progress.
Bug reports or questions about this utility should be sent to the