[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Add Asus MEW-VM, Intel i82810, and generic i82801

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Jun 15 22:31:23 CEST 2007

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 04:04:54PM -0400, Corey Osgood wrote:
> > I added the stuff to the list of supported mainboards / northbridges, as
> > well as in a news item. Do you have a link to some website which shows
> > the specs of the ASUS MEW-VM? I can't seem to find something suitable,
> > at least not on the ASUS page.
> No, sorry. What I've found out about this board amounts to this: The
> MEW-VM (aka Asus "Hawk") was an OEM-only board, produced for HP and used
> in a lot of their P3 and Celeron based machines. It was interchangeable
> with the Trigem Cognac, which is the board HP lists on their website for
> any machine that could have had either, including the Pavilion 6545C
> that my board came from. I haven't been able to locate any info on HP's
> site about it either, not even a user manual. The boards are available
> on ebay for about $20.

OK, thanks, now we have at least _something_ to link to in the wiki :)

> > Also, can you post a detailed report on what works and what doesn't so far?
> > And some more info on the board, lspci, lspci -vt, lspci -vvv, lspci -nn,
> > lspnp -v, cat /proc/cpuinfo etc.?
> Works:
> - Serial output
> - Ram size detection/setup
> - Ram init
> - IDE
> - Booting memtest payload or loading memtest with FILO
> Doesn't work yet:
> - Linux kernel
> - Ram buffer strength setup
> - VGA
> - IRQ tables
> Not tested:
> - Keyboard/mouse/parallel/gameport
> - USB
> - PCI slots
> Attached are two minicom capture files,

Nope, I think you forgot the attachments.

> one from running without the irq
> tables, the other one with them. The irq tables, for some reason, are

Can you try to use the 'irqpoll' Linux kernel option? That may be enough
to get a complete boot up to the 'login:' prompt. The IRQ tables still
need fixing of course, but as a first work-around 'irqpoll' is nice.

> completely screwing up elf loader, and I have no idea why, perhaps
> they're just that far wrong. Also the rest of the requested info, except
> lspnp which isn't available for debian etch (??), at least not in the repos.

It's in the pnputils package.

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