[coreboot] GeForce 8600GT with coreboot [was: m57sli VGA failure]

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Feb 18 21:43:05 CET 2008

On 18.02.2008 21:18, Ronald Hoogenboom wrote:
>>> And there still isn't any VGA output.
>> :(
>> Can you try a few different graphics cards? My GeForce 6200 cheapo
>> card works well.
> I've been able to borrow a cheapo ATI RV515 [Radeon X1300] and that one
> indeed works. So what is the story with the Nvidia GeForce 8600GT? Why
> doesn't the bootrom on the card initialize it properly via the x86
> emulator?
> Is there /ANYBODY/ who has had some success with an nvidia 8600GT and
> coreboot? Or are there other VGA cards that have similar problems?

Have you tried vm86 and x86emu? Sometimes only vm86 works due to quirks 
not addressed by the emulator.

> Something else I noticed is that the CPU fan speed isn't regulated with
> coreboot. The K8-temp goes over 90 C and the fan is still reving slow at
> 800 RPM (nice and quiet, but not so good for my athlons health).

That would be a really big bad bug.
Do you know which chip controls the fan on your board?



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