Board:msi/ms7260

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The MSI MS-7260 (K9N Neo), revision 1.0

This page describes how to use coreboot on the MSI MS-7260 (K9N Neo) mainboard. It is maintained by Uwe Hermann.

Status

Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU
CPU works OK I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+.
L1 cache enabled OK CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
L2 cache enabled OK CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
L3 cache enabled N/A
Multiple CPU support N/A
Multi-core support OK Both cores appear in dmesg and /proc/cpuinfo and work fine.
Hardware virtualization OK Tested: modprobe kvm-amd and using kvm works fine (window title shows QEMU/KVM instead of just QEMU). /proc/cpuinfo lists svm, i.e. that the CPU support AMD SVM (a.k.a. Pacifica).
RAM
EDO N/A
SDRAM N/A
SO-DIMM N/A
DDR N/A
DDR2 OK It seems some combinations of DIMMs and RAM slots don't work. Using only one DIMM (in slot 1) works for me.
DDR3 N/A
Dual channel support Untested
ECC support N/A
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5" OK
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA OK Tested with a 40 GB SATA disk, connected to the "SATA1" connector of the board (there are four). Works with hde2:/vmlinuz initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/sda2 in FILO (my Linux partition is /dev/sda2). Mounting the drive also works fine when you don't boot from SATA (e.g. from IDE or via etherboot).
On-board SCSI N/A
On-board USB OK Tested: USB thumb drive, USB keyboard (in all 10 USB ports), USB webcam, USB DVB-T adapter.
On-board VGA N/A
On-board ethernet OK
On-board audio OK Works fine using the snd_hda_intel driver.
On-board modem Untested
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 Tested: PCI VGA card (X11 works fine) in all three PCI slots.
Mini-PCI add-on cards N/A
PCI-X add-on cards N/A
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 WIP Doesn't seem to work. This is being investigated.
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) N/A
Parallel port OK Doing modprobe ppdev works fine, but further tests were not performed.
PS/2 keyboard OK
PS/2 mouse OK
Game port N/A
Infrared Untested
PC speaker OK
DiskOnChip N/A
Miscellaneous
Sensors / fan control OK The k8temp module loads fine, the sensors tool outputs the CPU temperature (of both cores in my case) correctly. The w83627ehf module (for various temperatures and fan speeds) works fine. Also, the eeprom and i2c-nforce2 modules load fine.
Hardware watchdog Untested
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling No Probably won't work as long as there's no ACPI implementation for this board.
Other powersaving features N/A
ACPI No There's no ACPI implementation for this board.
Reboot OK
Poweroff No
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs N/A
High precision event timers (HPET) Untested Seems to not be enabled currently, but the hardware seems to support it.
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 Currently Flashrom works fine with coreboot, but it does not yet work with the proprietary BIOS.


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