[LinuxBIOS] different versions of the GA-M57SLI-S4 (PLCC vs SPI)

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Wed Dec 5 13:56:46 CET 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 11:50:35AM +0100, Harald Gutmann wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2007 16:08:12 schrieb echelon at free.fr:
> >  Great work Richard!
> >  In fact what you have found, confirms the theory of one of my cow-workers
> > that sometimes MB manufacturers ask chip makers to issue "custom" revisions
> > for some types of components used in new series of a MB. (Of course the
> > specs of these revisions remain strictly confidential naturally.. why they
> > do this one can simply wonder.. after all business is business so what?!..)
> >  Btw what are the issues that remain unsolved on this board? (I know, I
> > know, I have to check the wiki..). What is the priority for this board?
> >   Florentin
> one of the main big things on that board is the missing ACPI implementation.

Yeah. Because of this, no soft power off, etc.

> the other issues seem to be just little things:
> flashrom isn't working when lb is booted.

It does for me on my v1.1 board.

> you need "NoDDC2" in your xorg.conf, else the startup of the x-server is 
> really slow.

Yeah. I'm still not sure why this is.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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