[LinuxBIOS] Developer Docs

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Fri Mar 2 01:23:15 CET 2007

Ok, My SuperIO chip is a SMSC LPC47M192. Looks like I will be able to  
use one of the other SMSC LPC47*** configs for a template. Once I get  
it setup how do I test it without everything else (nothbridge,  
southbridge, etc)??

Thanks - Joe

Quoting Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de>:

> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 09:48:12PM -0500, joe at smittys.pointclark.net wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to make a suggestion. I am a newbie to the LinuxBios
>> world. I love what I have seen so far. I am ok at C, know a little
>> assembly, and would love to contribute to the LinuxBios community. But
>> I am not sure how to get started. I have read just about everything I
>> can get my hands on, but how do I go about developing a new bios for a
>> board? In the FAQ's it talks about some things I would need to get
>> started but where do I go from there. I have datasheets and all kinds
>> of output from linux (dmidecode, lspci, etc.), POST card. Now what?
> First thing is always to get your Super I/O working. Without that you
> won't have serial output, which makes debugging almost impossible.
>> Do I just use the code from another board and alter it to my liking?
> If one which is similar to yours is supported, then yes, that's a good
> idea.
>> I don't want to sound negative or upset anyone but I think alot more
>> people would get involved if there was more developer (src)
>> documentation.
> I agree. We need lots more documentation.
> Uwe.
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