Board:msi/ms6178

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This HOWTO describes how to use LinuxBIOS on the MSI MS-6178 board.

The MSI MS-6178

Status

Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU
CPU works OK
L1 cache enabled OK CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
L2 cache enabled WIP
L3 cache enabled Unknown
Multiple CPU support N/A
Multi-core support N/A
Hardware virtualization N/A
RAM
EDO N/A
SDRAM WIP Single-sided DIMMs in slot 0 work fine. Other combinations may or may not work, this is WIP.
SO-DIMM N/A
DDR N/A
DDR2 N/A
DDR3 Unknown
Dual channel support N/A
ECC support
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5"
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA N/A
On-board SCSI Unknown
On-board USB OK Tested: USB thumb drive.
On-board VGA
On-board ethernet N/A
On-board audio OK
On-board modem
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 Unknown
PCI add-on cards
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
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2)
Parallel port OK Loading the ppdev/parport_pc Linux kernel modules works fine, other tests were not done.
PS/2 keyboard OK
PS/2 mouse
Game port
Infrared
PC speaker OK Works after modprobe pcspkr.
DiskOnChip N/A
Miscellaneous
Sensors / fan control OK Running sensors (from the lm-sensors package) works, but I didn't check the values, yet.
Hardware watchdog
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling
Other powersaving features
ACPI No
Reboot OK
Poweroff No Probably needs ACPI in order to work.
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs
High precision event timers (HPET)
Random number generator (RNG) Unknown
Wake on modem ring
Wake on LAN
Wake on keyboard
Wake on mouse
Flashrom No Works neither on BIOS nor on LinuxBIOS so far.


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