On 30.09.2009 02:31, Allan Björklund wrote:
On Tuesday 29 September 2009, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger, wrote:
I looked at the messages you got and also at the great debugging you did
Thank you. I used to do front line IT support, and currently do third level support. Thusly I know how frustrating it can be to get an incomplete report of a problem.
Ah. That explains the concise message style with all the info I needed for diagnosis.
On 29.09.2009 23:31, Allan Bjorklund wrote:
A Sony Vaio (PCV-RX650(UC)), with an ASUSTeK mother board (P4B266LM Rev: 1.xx), running Linux kernel 2.6.28.
Flashrom interacts non-trivially with the embedded controllers in laptops, so we recommend not to use flashrom on any laptop.
Actually, this is a VAIO Desktop. My bad, that I didn't mention that.
Ok, then it makes sense (and almost zero risk) to add flashrom support for your machine.
- Ask libv in #flashrom on freenode to develop a board enable routine
for your board. [...]
Thanks for the advice. The requested data is below. Now I just have to see if I still have an IRC client around. It's been a few years ... :-)
I think freenode has a HTML-only webchat at http://webchat.freenode.net/ which should work for you.
Output of lspci -nnvvvxxx: [...]
Output of superiotool -dV:
Can you tell us which superiotool revision this is? Straight from subversion or from some distribution package? In theory, superiotool should have printed a revision number.
Probing for Winbond Super I/O (init=0x87,0x87) at 0x2e... Found Winbond W83637HF/HG (id=0x70, rev=0x81) at 0x2e No dump available for this Super I/O
Hm. Uwe knows these Winbond Super I/O chips very well. Maybe he can add support for your Super I/O. Maybe Luc doesn't need the output. We'll see.
A hint about timing, though: Most people in #flashrom live in Europe (roughly UTC+2), so you might want to time your presence in #flashrom to coincide with the evening hours here. That increases your chance to get a response (it still may take an hour until someone there reacts, we're not that big a group).