[LinuxBIOS] Support for Tyan s2915 or s2927

Corey Osgood corey_osgood at verizon.net
Thu Apr 12 22:16:34 CEST 2007

Arvind Seshadri wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking into building a personal workstation around the Tyan S2915
> or the Tyan S2927 for LinuxBIOS hacking.
> I have been following the mailing list since January when Yinghai Lu
> posted a huge patch with support for the Tyan S2912, among other boards.
>>From Tyan's webpage it seems that the S2927, like the S2912, uses the
> nVIDIA MCP55 southbridge. However, the Super I/O chip on the S2927 is a
> SMSC SCH5017 and not the Winbond W83627HF found on the S2912. 

The SuperI/O would have to be coded for, but after that should be fairly
easy. You'd also have some board-specific coding to do, too. Why not
just get an S2912? Too easy?

> The S2915
> uses the nVIDIA NFP3600 + NPF3050 as the southbridge and the SMSC 5307
> Super I/O controller.

Afaik, that wouldn't work with Yinghai's patch.


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