[flashrom] W836xx

fiebiee fiebiee at freenet.de
Sun May 5 19:10:41 CEST 2013

sudo flashrom -V
flashrom v0.9.5.2-r1546 on Linux 3.2.0-4-486 (i686)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at

flashrom was built with libpci 3.1.9, GCC 4.7.1, little endian
Command line (1 args): flashrom -V
Calibrating delay loop... OS timer resolution is 1 usecs, 674M loops per
second, delay more than 10% too short (got 85% of expected delay),
recalculating... 685M loops per second, delay more than 10% too short
(got 87% of expected delay), recalculating... 610M loops per second,
delay more than 10% too short (got 66% of expected delay),
recalculating... 683M loops per second, delay more than 10% too short
(got 74% of expected delay), recalculating... 679M loops per second,
delay loop is unreliable, trying to continue 10 myus = 275 us, 100 myus
= 74 us, 1000 myus = 850 us, 10000 myus = 9017 us, 4 myus = 5 us, OK.
Initializing internal programmer
No coreboot table found.
DMI string system-manufacturer: "Acer"
DMI string system-product-name: "Extensa 3000  "
DMI string system-version: "Rev 1                   "
DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "Acer"
DMI string baseboard-product-name: "Extensa 3000  "
DMI string baseboard-version: "Rev 1.0                 "
DMI string chassis-type: "Notebook"
Laptop detected via DMI.
W836xx enter config mode worked or we were already in config mode.
W836xx leave config mode had no effect.
Active config mode, unknown reg 0x20 ID: ec.
Please send the output of "flashrom -V" to 
flashrom at flashrom.org with W836xx: your board name: flashrom -V
as the subject to help us finish support for your Super I/O. Thanks.
WARNING! You seem to be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop.
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.

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