sis630 mac address

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at
Sun Sep 22 21:20:00 CEST 2002

On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Steve M. Gehlbach wrote:

> Well, you and Steven are correct.  Not sure why the mfr bios refuses to
> reset it.
There's no record of the value of the MAC address anywhere, so it can't
reset it.

> Not so.  Clearly the cmos only approach is much less robust.

CMOS-only is a terrible idea, but it's what they do to save the cost of
the part + installing it on the mainboard + flashing that part with a mac

> Three files, replacing video_subr.c, and adding ./include/pc80/vga.h and
> ./pc80/vga_load_regs.c.  These are pc generic, and a then a chip specific
> file ./northsouthbridge/sis/630/sis630_vga.c.  Then some code is added to
> southbridge.c to call the vga init function.

can you send those along so I can take a look?


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