[LinuxBIOS] Dell P133v

John Talbut john at dpets.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 08:49:01 CET 2007

Uwe Hermann wrote:
> [Please always reply to the mailing list, not individual developers]
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 12:51:05PM +0000, John Talbut wrote:
>> Hi
>> Thanks for your response.
>> I cannot get an lspci at the moment, I cannot get enough of a system 
>> running on the box.  What information do you need in particular?
>> According to 
>> http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/dta/%5Fhannbl/00000013.htm the 
>> super I/O is SMC FDC37C93XFR .  The BIOS chip is soldered on, I think.  I 
>> have not been able to find it, but it seems that only cache and video 
>> memory is plugged in.
>> John
>> Uwe Hermann wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 02:55:20PM +0000, John Talbut wrote:
>>>> I would like to know the position with regard to LinuxBIOS support for my 
>>>> machine.
>>>> It is a Dell Dimension P133v.  It seems to defy normal methods of 
>>>> identifying the motherboard (eg from a BIOS code).  The Intel chips are 
>>>> SB82371SB and SB82437VX.  There is a code AA654154-305 which I think is 
>>>> an Intel identifier, but they do not list it.  The BIOS is simply 
>>>> identifies as Version A02.
>>> It's not supported out of the box, but maybe we can get it working...
>>> Can you send the lspci output for the box?
>>> What Super I/O does it use? Is the BIOS chip (PLCC or DIP?) socketed or
>>> soldered on?
>>> Uwe.
OK, I have managed to get an lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430VX - 82437VX TVX [Triton VX] (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 53)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 168c:0013 (rev 01)

(I think the Ethernet controller is a wifi card)


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