Thanks for taking the time to have a read through all this.
* Step 1: A very brief description of your system: CPU,
northbridge, southbridge, mainboard and optionally other important
AMD Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64
1 GHz (K8)
I've got an AMD64 X2 4400+ in it if that's relevant.
North Bridge: ATI Radeon Xpress 200
South Bridge: ULI M1573
* Step 2: Linux lspci output for your system, generated by booting
Linux via the original BIOS and runnning lspci.
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8
[Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
00:19.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation M5249 HTT to PCI Bridge
00:1c.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.1 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.2 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.3 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 2.0 Controller (rev 01)
00:1d.0 Audio device: ALi Corporation High Definition Audio/AC'97 Host
00:1e.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to LPC Controller (rev 31)
00:1e.1 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:1f.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c7)
00:1f.1 RAID bus controller: ALi Corporation ULi 5287 SATA (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce
6600] (rev a2)
03:10.0 Network controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface
03:11.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
03:12.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host
Controller (rev 80)
* Step 3: Super I/O chip on the mainboard (report the model
numbers on the actual chip, for example "Winbond W83627HF").
* Step 4: Type of BIOS device (see the question "How do I identify
the BIOS chip on my mainboard?" below).
I'm not sure if this is the right info, but I found a sticker saying
AMIBIOS BF13, 1044
* Step 5: URL to the mainboard specifications page (optional).
It's a barebones PC and I haven't found a separate page detailing the mainboard.
* Step 6: Any other relevant information you can provide.
Well I couldn't find mention of either northbridge or southbrige on
the linuxbios page (but perhaps that's because the info on the asus
site isn't talking about the same thing - no idea there) so I'm
guessing it may not be supported standard yet, but if there is
something I can do to help provide support then let me know. Like most
of you on the list the machine only has linux on it (gentoo 64bit) so
anything I need to run to help get info about the chips is no problem.
I also gave flashrom a quick spin and managed to get a dump of the
bios with it - I'm pretty certain it's good as I've upgraded the bios
previously and this one is very close to binary equal (though not
exactly) to the rom I flashed up.
I'm just wondering if there is really a VBL interrupt on the PC like on
Amiga / ST / C64 / NES / ...?
And if there is, where it is and it's documented / hacked so we can use it?
any idea what's required for system power on via usb device?
On said system power-on via ps/2 keyboard already works.
I immagine that even if the original bios does not support it, it merely
means that the 1st hard power-on won't work. However, I think that 2nd and
subsequent soft power off/on cycles would work if the system would be put in
stand-by mode in the right way.
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I looked a little through the archives of this mailinglist to see the
progress for the Intel 855GME (noted as WIP), Intel 945GM and AMD LX800
(noted as WIP). These are the chipsets mainly used for the Digital-Logic
AMD LX 800 seems to be rather well supported. Is it? Is it usable in
Intel 855GME. Development seems to be dropped due to the lack of support
by Intel. What is the state? And what needs to be done?
Intel 945GM. No work seems to be put in this chipset for instance? Is
this true or is it compatible with an older supported chipset?
Somehow off topic. Is it possible right now to boot an old Operating
System like Windows XP using ADLO and effectively use it afterwards?
I'm new to this list, so i wanted to tell you that i appreciate very
much the work you have done.
Thanks in advance
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I've put candidate Socket AM2 desktop motherboards in a table on the
I think it would be nice to have at least one "mainstream" and one
"high-end" motherboard supported. My choice would be MSI K9N4 Ultra-F
($62.99) and MSI K9N Platinum ($98.99).
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