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 Untested
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5" Untested
On-board IDE 2.5" N/A
On-board SATA N/A
On-board SCSI Unknown
On-board USB OK Tested: USB thumb drive, USB mouse.
On-board VGA Untested
On-board ethernet N/A
On-board audio OK
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 Unknown
PCI add-on cards OK VGA PCI card works in each of the three PCI slots.
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 Untested
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) Untested
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 OK
Game port Untested
Infrared Untested
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 Untested
SMBus Unknown
CAN bus N/A
CPU frequency scaling Untested
Other powersaving features Untested
ACPI No
Reboot OK
Poweroff No Probably needs ACPI in order to work.
Suspend Unknown
Nonstandard LEDs N/A
High precision event timers (HPET) Untested
Random number generator (RNG) Unknown
Wake on modem ring Untested
Wake on LAN Untested
Wake on keyboard Untested
Wake on mouse Untested
Flashrom No Works neither on BIOS nor on LinuxBIOS so far.


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