EPIA-M startup times

M. Renee Hopkins firstone5 at hotmail.com
Thu May 6 16:42:00 CEST 2004

OK, I finally timed my ME-6000.  It takes about 20 seconds to get to the 
init scripts.  Even though I have the framebuffer support compiled into 
2.6.4, the kernel doesn't ever see the vesafb device.  Although the same 
kernel sees it from award bios boot.

I'm using Linuxbios V1, cvs 050504, filo 4.1, 2.6.4 with patches.

Is it possible something isn't set right in filo or LB?  I have

option HAVE_FRAMEBUFFER=1 in linuxbios config.

Any help is appreciated.  Thanks to all who contributed.


>From: "Dmitry Borisov" <jbors at mail.ru>
>To: <Linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
>Subject: EPIA-M startup times
>Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 19:34:00 -0700
>Just wanted to have your estimate about startup times for EPIA-M mobo.
>ATM it takes about 9 secs to go to payload. 7 secs to go to splash. Which 
>seems to be really high values.
>Does anyone can say what it would be if everything is "perfect" ?
>How much time at minimum the BIOS can take assuming RAM, VGA and PCI 
>initialized properly ?
>If the answer would be 4 secs in ideal case, I'll invest some time to 
>tighten it up... If 9 secs is a minimum, then...
>Any suggestions ?

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