I'm using LinuxBios on an SiS630 motherboard (PC-Chips M810L).
Is is essential to use the framebuffer device for video output under
LinuxBios, or can I boot it into a 'standard VGA' mode ?
I tried changing HAVE_FRAMEBUFFER=1 to =0 and also removing it entirely from
my config file, but I just got no video output at all - the serial port told
me everything else was starting up okay though.
If it is essential to use the framebuffer, is there any way to change the
refresh rate, because I'm using an old monitor which loses the top & bottom
of the screen (it doesn't have a vertical size control :-( ) when I boot
Hope someone can help,
This is not a rehearsal.
This is Real Life.
Anybody out there know how to make the second IDE channel come up on this
On the pcm-5823 boards, the secondary IDE is never seen by Linux. I think
there has to be a setting somewhere, I just don't know what!
Can somebody tell me what I'm missing here please ? I've just started with
LinuxBios after seeing it at the LBW workshop ten days ago, and I can't seem
to get even to stage 1....
I have a PCChips M810LR motherboard, and I've fitted a ZIF socket to swap the
flash Bios for a Millennium MD-2800-D08 DoC device.
I've compiled a 2.4.19 kernel and modules (although I'm not sure I've done
this correctly - I can't find any instructions on which MTD options I need to
make this setup work), and rebooted with the new kernel.
I've built the various tools I seem to need for the SiS-based motherboard.
When I do this:
1. Remove Flash Bios
2. Insert DoC (brand new device, just purchased)
4. modprobe doc2001
5. modprobe docprobe
I get this:
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID 00 found at 0xc8000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID 35 found at 0xca000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID F6 found at 0xcc000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID E8 found at 0xce000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID 97 found at 0xd0000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID 63 found at 0xd2000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xd4000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xd6000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xd8000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xda000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xdc000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xde000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xe0000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xe2000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xe4000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xe6000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xe8000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xea000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xec000
Possible DiskOnChip with unknown ChipID FF found at 0xee000
No recognised DiskOnChip devices found
I *am* inserting the DoC the right way round :-)
My /dev/mtd0 is a char device with major/minor node 90,0
Can someone suggest which I'm doing wrong, what I've missed out, or where I
can look for instructions to get it right ?
Here are the relevant sections of the .config options I compiled my kernel
# Memory Technology Devices (MTD)
# CONFIG_MTD_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_PARTITIONS is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_CONCAT is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_REDBOOT_PARTS is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_BLOCK_RO is not set
# RAM/ROM/Flash chip drivers
# CONFIG_MTD_CFI_ADV_OPTIONS is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_CFI_INTELEXT is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_CFI_AMDSTD is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_RAM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_ROM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_ABSENT is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_OBSOLETE_CHIPS is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_AMDSTD is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_SHARP is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_JEDEC is not set
# Mapping drivers for chip access
# CONFIG_MTD_PHYSMAP is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_PNC2000 is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_SC520CDP is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_NETSC520 is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_SBC_GXX is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_ELAN_104NC is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_DILNETPC is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_MIXMEM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_OCTAGON is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_VMAX is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_L440GX is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_AMD766ROM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_ICH2ROM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_PCI is not set
# Self-contained MTD device drivers
# CONFIG_MTD_PMC551 is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_SLRAM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_MTDRAM is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_BLKMTD is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_DOC1000 is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_DOCPROBE_ADVANCED is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_DOCPROBE_HIGH is not set
# CONFIG_MTD_DOCPROBE_55AA is not set
# NAND Flash Device Drivers
# CONFIG_MTD_NAND is not set
# Linuxbios Options
# CONFIG_LINUXBIOS_PM_PIIX4E is not set
Behind the counter a boy with a shaven head stared vacantly into space,
a dozen spikes of microsoft protruding from the socket behind his ear.
- William Gibson, Neuromancer
some output from printks I added:
init_ich2rom Found: 0x8086 0x2480
ich2rom: set 0x4e to 0x1
ich2rom: val 0x4e IS NOW 0x1
ioremap 0xff000000 size 0x1000000 result 0xf886d000
it finds the part
it sets the 0x4e register to 1 for enabling write
hey! same register as the piix4e -- think this is a coincidence?
it does the ioremap of the last (BIG) 16 MB of memory (WOW!)
Then it does a JEDEC probe.
Do JEDEC probes really work with this 82802AB part?
They must have but ... Eric?