Some more information on the board is available in the mailing list archives.
So far we have verified that revision 1.0 of the mainboard has a socketed PLCC32 ROM chip (512KB).
If you have any other revision of the board, please contact us on the mailing list and let us know if it has a socketed (and PLCC-type) ROM chip.
|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).|
|DDR2||OK||It seems some combinations of DIMMs and RAM slots don't work. Using only one DIMM (in slot 1) works for me.|
|Dual channel support||Untested|
|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 USB||OK||Tested: USB thumb drive, USB keyboard (in all 10 USB ports), USB webcam, USB DVB-T adapter.|
|On-board audio||OK||Works fine using the snd_hda_intel driver.|
|On-board smartcard reader||N/A|
|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||Unknown|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||OK||Currently Flashrom works fine with LinuxBIOS, but it does not yet work with the proprietary BIOS.|
$ cp payload.file /tmp/filo.elf
Build the LinuxBIOS image, containing the payload.
$ cd LinuxBIOSv2/targets $ ./buildtarget msi/ms7260 $ cd msi/ms7260/ms7260 $ make
Write the LinuxBIOS image onto your ROM chip using flashrom:
$ flashrom -wv linuxbios.rom
Note: At the moment flashrom does not work in the MS-7260 (when booted using the original BIOS). Thus, I'm flashing the ROM chip in a different mainboard where flashrom works. However, flashrom works just fine once the MS-7260 is booted using LinuxBIOS.
- Test the devices marked as "Untested" in the above status table.
- Fix flashrom to also work when the board is booted using the proprietary BIOS.
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