[LinuxBIOS] question regarding build Options

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 23:46:59 CEST 2006

> LinuxBIOS- Fri Sep  1 22:07:37 BST 2006 starting...
> vt8601 init starting
> Slot 00 is SDRAM 04000000 bytes x2
> Slot 01 is SDRAM 04000000 bytes x2
> Slot 02 is empty
> Slot 03 is empty
> vt8601 done

We really need to update the webpage.  vt8601 is broken.  Has been for
awhile.  RAM code does not work.

To fix, either:

1) Figure out from factory bios and data sheets what is wrong. Note:
the data sheets _lie_ whats in them doesn't really work.  Ron had this
hardcoded but somewhere it broke.


2) Go through every version of V2  (and perhaps V1) that changes the
raminit code on the vt8601 and find the Rev that breaks the vt8601 ram
init. Then we can revert that change.

There are 3 of you now trying to get this to work so coordinate on the
list and start going.  Sorry I can't be more help.

Richard A. Smith

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