[coreboot] Coreboot on an Acer Aspire 3680?

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Dec 5 02:29:41 CET 2008

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> That depends a lot on the embedded controller in your laptop.
> Unfortunately, finding the embedded controller chip by software is next
> to impossible because almost all embedded controller data sheets are
> under NDA or totally unavailable. 
I've been having a hit rate of 100% on free data sheets for the ECs used
in 945 based systems so far.
Doesn't significantly help though, as the protocol for communication
between "the bios" and the EC firmware is usually not documented, and
schematics for the systems are hard to find.

Daniel, you might want to start with reading out your flash chip with
flashrom, finding out what chip it is, open the laptop, check if it's
socketed... Find out what superios are in there (superiotool),
investigate the system with inteltool, ...


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