[coreboot] sony vgn-fz21n support

ahmet alper parker aaparker at gmail.com
Fri May 21 01:36:39 CEST 2010

I have a usb to serial device, but I think it will not be helpful
since I think I first need to make aware i965 about my device, right?
However, if it is ok, which steps do I need to follow? Is there a
link? (And say assume I will be pretty successful in low level
programming) :)

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> wrote:
> On 5/20/10 4:09 AM, ahmet alper parker wrote:
>> I know it is still not easy to support laptops, but is it possible to
>> support coreboot on my vaio vgn-fz21m now?
>> Best Regards...
>> Details:
>> Probably the motherboard is cited as: PCG-391M
>> http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computing/vaio/specifications/index.aspx?m=VGN-FZ21M&l=en_GB
> The good news is the i965 is rather similar to the i945 so you might
> have  fair chance of the needed changes not eating up months but only weeks.
> The flash chip is attached to the EC. So better try to get the EC's
> datasheets and solder a TSOP socket to the laptop's mainboard so you
> have some means of recovery.
> Also make sure you have a USB debug device because the laptop has no serial.
> In order to do this I suggest you get a 965 board with serial port
> first, port coreboot to that, and then continue from there.
> Stefan
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