[coreboot] status of coreboot on Asus A8N-E

Andrew Goodbody andrew.goodbody at tadpole.com
Fri May 8 14:31:16 CEST 2009

Uwe Hermann wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 08:37:15AM +0200, Andy Jakobs wrote:
>> I also have this board and a NVIDIA 7600GT PCI-E card.
>> I tested the latest revision a few days ago. Unfortunately there was  
>> still no output on the screen after a power-off. So it is no real  
>> alternative/replacement for the legacy bios of the board yet.
>> But console output works.
> I have the board here, maybe I find the time to look into it. The issue
> stems very likely from an incorrect IRQ routing setup, however fixing
> that is not always trivial unfortunately (and board documentation/datasheets
> are not available of course).
> Uwe.

I doubt it's an IRQ issue. The IRQ was used in CGA/EGA adapters to 
signal frame sync in order to allow updating of the screen without 
causing flicker. This has not been an issue since the introduction of 
the original VGA adapter, IIRC.


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