[flashrom] Chipset A49LF040A : Alix 1D --- Warning report and lspci report

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at
Tue May 15 05:50:54 CEST 2012

On Sun, 13 May 2012 06:00:09 -0700 (PDT)
Joao Bonina <bonina_2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Alix 1D Url: http://pcengines.ch/alix1d.htm
> root at nst100:/boot# flashrom -p internal:laptop=this_is_not_a_laptop
> flashrom v0.9.5.2-r1517 on Linux 2.6.38-bpo.2-486 (i586), built with libpci 3.1.9, GCC 4.6.3, little endian
> flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org
> Calibrating delay loop... delay loop is unreliable, trying to continue OK.
> ========================================================================
> WARNING! You may be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop. We could
> not detect this for sure because your vendor has not setup the SMBIOS
> tables correctly. You can enforce execution by adding
> '-p internal:laptop=this_is_not_a_laptop' to the command line, but
> please read the following warning if you are not sure.
> Laptops, notebooks and netbooks are difficult to support and we
> recommend to use the vendor flashing utility. The embedded controller
> (EC) in these machines often interacts badly with flashing.
> See http://www.flashrom.org/Laptops for details.
> If flash is shared with the EC, erase is guaranteed to brick your laptop
> and write may brick your laptop.
> Read and probe may irritate your EC and cause fan failure, backlight
> failure and sudden poweroff.
> You have been warned.
> ========================================================================
> Proceeding anyway because user forced us to.
> Found chipset "AMD CS5536". Enabling flash write... OK.
> WARNING: unexpected second chipset match: "AMD CS5536"
> ignoring, please report lspci and board URL to flashrom at flashrom.org
> with 'CHIPSET: your board name' in the subject line.
> Found AMIC flash chip "A49LF040A" (512 kB, LPC) at physical address 0xfff80000.
> No operations were specified.


since the alix1c has been reported to work, it is very probable that
the alix1d works too regardless of those warnings.

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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