[flashrom] Unsupported laptop - output

Leya leyahanna at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 23:45:51 CET 2018

Hello team

Here's the output of flashrom on my machine, as well as my system 

I will of course not use it, I am sharing this based on your request in 
here https://www.flashrom.org/Board_Testing_HOWTO

This is the manufacturer website


Let me know if you need further,

Thank you,

sudo flashrom -p internal
flashrom p1.0-22-g0bfa819 on Linux 4.14.27-1-MANJARO (x86_64)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at https://flashrom.org

Using clock_gettime for delay loops (clk_id: 1, resolution: 1ns).
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 the manpage and https://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.
Error: Programmer initialization failed.

inxi -Fx
System:    Kernel: 4.14.27-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
            Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-573G v: V3.72 
serial: N/A
            Mobo: Acer model: ZORO_BH v: Type2 - A01 Board Version 
serial: N/A
            UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: V1.15 date: 05/27/2015
Battery    BAT1: charge: 33.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 33.1/37.0 Wh (90%) 
model: SANYO AL15A32 status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-5500U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Broadwell 
rev.4 cache: 4096 KB
            flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9580
            clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2794 MHz 2: 2718 MHz 3: 2738 
MHz 4: 2940 MHz

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