[LinuxBIOS] MSI MS-6337 (i815 based)

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Sat Oct 6 00:08:43 CEST 2007

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:49:26PM +0300, Jouni Mettälä wrote:
> > Do you have a second computer and a null modem serial cable? If so,
> > please hook it up and see what's coming out of the serial port (I hope
> > you have the same super io).
> I tried with friend laptop. It didn't give anything. Maybe I just can't use
> serial cable and minicom :( I hope better debug next time. Superio  is
> w83627hf in both mainboards (ms-6178 and ms-6337)

OK, on the MS-6178 I can say for sure that serial output works in LinuxBIOS.

Quick minicom tutorial:

$ minicom -s
  -> Serial port setup
  -> Press A and enter your COM device (ttyS0 or ttyS1 or ttyUSB0 or so)
  -> Press E and choose "115200 8N1" (default)
  -> Disable Hardware and Software Flow Control (via F and G)
  -> Press enter to leave the menu
  -> Save setup as..
  ->   Enter "lb"
  -> Exit from minicom

So, from now on you can use this config like this:

$ minicom -o lb

> > Did you get it _that_ small? I'm using a 512KB chip, you cannot stick a
> > kernel into that. Did you use a bigger chip?
> Kernel config (I am no sure if it's the same but it is small) is minimal. It
> boots with proprietary bios and it is just for testing. I had no success
> with filo either. It is used with ubuntu dapper sources. I'll try to attach
> it this week.
> 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge
> and Memory Controller Hub [8086:1130] (rev 02)
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82815 Chipset
> Graphics Controller (CGC) [8086:1132] (rev 02)
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e]
> (rev 01)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC)
> [8086:2440] (rev 01)
> 00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller
> [8086:244b] (rev 01)
> 00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller
> #1 [8086:2442] (rev 01)
> 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller
> [8086:2443] (rev 01)
> 00:1f.4 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller
> #1 [8086:2444] (rev 01)
> 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM
> AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:2445] (rev 01)
> 01:00.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]
> [1274:1371] (rev 08)
> 01:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c978
> [HomePNA] [1022:2001] (rev 52)

So this is the ms-6337, I guess? It's an i815 chipset which is similar,
but not quite the same as i810. Some more work is probably needed for that.

> lspnp: /proc/bus/pnp not available

Strange. Maybe you have to enable some "PnP" option in the BIOS for
lspnp to work?

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