[LinuxBIOS] VIA VT8605 support

Adam Talbot talbotx at comcast.net
Tue Jan 17 18:24:52 CET 2006

Yes, I have started work on vt8605.  The north bridge is close to the 
vt8601, but there are some differences.  I am currently setting up a new 
part of the tree for my board and chip sets. That part is done, I am 
just fixing compile errors currently.   The south bridge on the other 
hand is a whole different chip.  It is nothing like any other south 
bridge that is currently supported in the tree.  That will take some work.
If you would like I can send you a copy of my tree.
Our boards are close in nature, just a different CPU and NIC.

Joep Jansen wrote:

> I would like to port Linux BIOS to an embedded CPU board: the Kontron 
> ETX-P3M.
> The board has a 400 MHz Celeron CPU,  VIA VT8605  northbridge, and VIA 
> VT82C686B southbridge.
> I would like to know if anybody has some experience with LinuxBIOS and 
> these or similar chips.
> What  would be a good starting point? Is the vt8605 similar to the 
> (supported) vt8601?
> What about the vt82c686b?
> Thanks,
> Joep
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 12:33:26PM -0800, Adam Talbot wrote:
>> So I have my new embedded board.  It is running a chip set that is 
>> not supported, yet.  I have all the doc's, that I think I will need.  
>> I would like to start trying to add support for the vt8605/vt8606 
>> based board(s).

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