Board:iei/pcisa-lx-800-r10

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Status

Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU
CPU works OK AMD Geode LX-800-500MHz.
L1 cache enabled OK
L2 cache enabled OK
L3 cache enabled N/A
Multiple CPU support N/A
Multi-core support N/A
Hardware virtualization N/A
RAM
EDO N/A
SDRAM N/A
SO-DIMM N/A
DDR OK Tested with 256MiB(333MHz) module.
DDR2 N/A
DDR3 N/A
Dual channel support N/A
ECC support N/A
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5" OK
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA Untested
On-board SCSI Unknown
On-board USB OK
On-board VGA OK VGA not supported in coreboot, only framebuffer console/X11.
On-board ethernet OK
On-board audio OK
On-board modem N/A
On-board FireWire N/A
On-board smartcard reader N/A
On-board CompactFlash OK
On-board PCMCIA N/A
Add-on slots/cards
ISA add-on cards OK Tested with backplane IP-6S.
Audio/Modem-Riser (AMR/CNR) cards N/A
PCI add-on cards OK Tested with backplane IP-6S.
Mini-PCI add-on cards Unknown
PCI-X add-on cards Unknown
AGP graphics cards N/A
PCI Express x1 add-on cards N/A
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 N/A
PCI Express x32 add-on cards N/A
HTX add-on cards N/A
Legacy / Super I/O
Floppy OK
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) OK
Parallel port OK
PS/2 keyboard OK
PS/2 mouse OK
Game port N/A
Infrared N/A
PC speaker OK Needs a patch.
DiskOnChip N/A
Miscellaneous
Sensors / fan control N/A This CPU does not need a fan.
Hardware watchdog OK
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling OK
Other powersaving features OK
ACPI N/A
Reboot OK
Poweroff OK
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs N/A
High precision event timers (HPET) N/A
Random number generator (RNG) N/A
Wake on modem ring N/A
Wake on LAN N/A
Wake on keyboard N/A
Wake on mouse N/A
Flashrom OK Works fine, both with coreboot and with the proprietary BIOS.

Hardware

Top.
Bottom.
IP-6S backpanel.
IP-6S backpanel.
  • LX-800 AMD CPU with 500MHz core clock
  • CS5536AD Part of the chipset, AMD companion device
  • W83627EHG Winbond Super I/O
  • RTL8100C Realtec network controller
  • RTL8100C Realtec network controller
  • PM49FL004 PLCC32 512kiB flash memory to boot (in a socket)
  • ALC203 Realtec AC'97 AD/DA


Building FILO

FILO config for IEI LX-800 (boot from CF):

USE_GRUB = 0
AUTOBOOT_FILE = "hdb1:/boot/bzImage syscrtc=/dev/hdb1 initrd=hdb1:/boot/initrd.gz clocksource=pit ide-delay=2 hda=none ide1=noprobe console=tty0 quiet"
AUTOBOOT_DELAY = 0
IDE_DISK = 1
SERIAL_CONSOLE = 1
SERIAL_IOBASE = 0x3f8
# SERIAL_SPEED = 115200
FSYS_EXT2FS = 1
LINUX_LOADER = 1
# MULTIBOOT_IMAGE = 1

Building coreboot

$ cd targets
$ ./buildtarget iei/pcisa-lx-800-r10
$ cd iei/pcisa-lx-800-r10/pcisa-lx-800-r10
$ LANG=C make

The LANG=C is only for those users that uses a localised system.

Comparing boot time

BIOS Power UP - OS loader OS loader - Linux Linux - shell Summary
Vendor BIOS (bzImage+initrd on CF) 8 2 2 12
Coreboot (bzImage+initrd on CF) 2 2 2 6
Coreboot (bzImage+initrd on 2MB flash)  ?  ?  ?  ?