ASUS M2A-VM

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This page describes how to use coreboot on the ASUS M2A-VM mainboard.

Status

Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU
CPU works OK
L1 cache enabled OK
L2 cache enabled OK
L3 cache enabled N/A
Multiple CPU support N/A
Multi-core support Untested
Hardware virtualization Untested
RAM
EDO N/A
SDRAM N/A
SO-DIMM N/A
DDR N/A
DDR2 WIP Works with 2 GB. Broken with 4 GB.
DDR3 N/A
Dual channel support WIP Does not work with 2x2 GB unmatched DIMMS in a dualchannel setup (expected). Patches have been sent to the list to partially fix this.
ECC support Untested
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5" OK
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA OK Not working: SATA multicount transfers (detected as unsupported by Linux)
On-board SCSI N/A
On-board USB OK
On-board VGA OK VESA framebuffer console does not work if you select x86emu because the VESA call interface is not available. A normal X server works fine even with 3D (radeonhd driver).
On-board ethernet OK
On-board audio WIP Stereo output (onboard jack) in HD Audio mode works. Onboard jack for microphone input seems not to work due to an unknown reason. Coreboot says it can't find . Linux kernel complains "hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC883, trying auto-probe from BIOS..."
On-board modem N/A
On-board FireWire N/A
On-board smartcard reader N/A
On-board CompactFlash N/A
On-board PCMCIA N/A
Add-on slots/cards
ISA add-on cards N/A
Audio/Modem-Riser (AMR/CNR) cards N/A
PCI add-on cards OK Only one slot was tested.
Mini-PCI add-on cards N/A
PCI-X add-on cards Unknown
AGP graphics cards N/A
PCI Express x1 add-on cards Untested
PCI Express x2 add-on cards N/A
PCI Express x4 add-on cards N/A
PCI Express x8 add-on cards N/A
PCI Express x16 add-on cards Untested
PCI Express x32 add-on cards N/A
HTX add-on cards N/A
Legacy / Super I/O
Floppy Untested
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) N/A
Parallel port Untested
PS/2 keyboard OK
PS/2 mouse Untested
Game port Untested
Infrared N/A
PC speaker Untested
DiskOnChip N/A
Miscellaneous
Sensors / fan control WIP
Hardware watchdog Untested
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling OK
Other powersaving features N/A
ACPI WIP power button works, software poweroff works, suspend is untested
Reboot OK
Poweroff OK
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs N/A
High precision event timers (HPET) Untested
Random number generator (RNG) N/A
Wake on modem ring Untested
Wake on LAN Untested
Wake on keyboard Untested
Wake on mouse Untested
Flashrom WIP Reported as working with the proprietary BIOS.

Bootlog

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Lspci

Proprietary bios

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 13)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)