[coreboot] AMD 690 board with dual 88e8056

Daniel Toussaint daniel at dmhome.net
Tue Mar 17 15:43:36 CET 2009


Finally resolved the issue's with the Marvell's: It was indeed a GPIO - GPIO
5(SHUTDOWN#)  from SB600 to be exact. Turning on that GPIO brought up both
LAN chips. Going to continue now, with more deeper tests, and try to help
you with the DDR/ACPI testing as good as I can. My board has  two SODIMM
By the way, the board will be available for sale ,  most likely - but I
can't provide details yet - as it is was intended for other use originally.
I will keep you posted on this.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:15 AM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 16.03.2009 17:48, Daniel Toussaint wrote:
> > I am very very sorry to have provided the wrong info at first :  the PCIe
> x8
> > DID work anyway - I had messed up my Config.lb to a stage where it was to
> > far of from the original. After a recompile and reflash the PCIe x8
> (raid)
> > card came up just fine....
> >
> No problem. Great to hear PCIe works.
> > So yes, I am getting a x1 card tomorrow, with the same marvell chipset ,
> and
> > will test it. If it works properly, I am just going to have to wait for
> the
> > schematic (will get it only a few weeks later unfortunately.....) and
> > determine the gpio that is keepint the marvell's from showing up.
> The lspci output I requested earlier would still be very interesting. It
> is possible that subordinate buses (containing the Marvell ethernet)
> don't show up as expected.
> > It is
> > definately not GPM3 as in the reference schematic - I have tried this
> > already.
> > The board is an ODM which my company outsourced to a board manufacturer -
> > will send all the info and pics ASAP.
> Cool! Will these boards be available for purchase? Most 690G/SB600
> boards are out of production and porting coreboot to them is somewhat
> pointless. I repeatedly get requests for coreboot-supported mainboards
> with AMD chipsets.
> > It has a x16 slot and a mini pci slot.
> > The two 88e8056's are soldered on board. The rest of it is pretty much
> equal
> > to the dbm690T. It also has on on board touch panel controller.
> > So far I got the VGA , USB , SATA, IDE, audio Codec , all working fine.
> > I guess what is still left for me to do is solve the problem with the lan
> > chips and write proper ACPI tables - so that I can upload it your source
> > tree ?
> >
> It should be possible to reuse most parts of the DBM690T ACPI tables.
> Since a few revisions, some parts of ACPI are autogenerated, so
> hardcoding P-States etc. should not be needed anymore.
> There's one catch, though: My Asus M2A-VM (690G/SB600) won't work with
> more than 4 GB RAM and coreboot. Proprietary BIOS handles even 6 GB just
> fine. The problem seems to be ACPI related. I have a patch to allow
> 64-bit addresses in the DSDT and that patch fixes parts of the problem.
> Even with that bugfix, the Linux kernel still won't get past SATA init.
> With 2 GB RAM, everything is OK.
> I assume that problem applies to your board as well. It would be great
> if you could verify that, though.
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel
> --
> http://www.hailfinger.org/
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