[coreboot] Question on VGA BIOS extraction

Timothy Pearson tpearson at raptorengineeringinc.com
Mon Mar 30 18:29:01 CEST 2015

On 03/30/2015 11:24 AM, Iru Cai wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build Coreboot for ThinkPad X220. I first backup the
> vendor BIOS, then use UEFITool to extract a VBIOS. The romheader program
> detects the ROM's PCI data structure and reports the device id is
> 8086:0106, but the VGA controller's device id is 8086:0126. I extracted
> the video ROM from a running X220 memory and use romheader to test it,
> the result is still 8086:0106. How could this happen?
> Iru

Some PCI devices can change their device ID based on a configuration 
register or two (I know the XGI Volari can do this for instance).  It is 
possible that the proprietary BIOS changes the ID for some reason.

Timothy Pearson
Raptor Engineering
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