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* DVD drive. (has anyone tried HP's [|firmware update for the DVD drive]?)
* DVD drive. (has anyone tried HP's [|firmware update for the DVD drive]?)
* Suspend/Resume (Kinda works, no video on resume)
* Power LED on the side (right above disk activity LED)
* Power LED on the side (right above disk activity LED)
* Hotkeys: Brightess (Up/Down), Display Toggle. (We get SCIs from the EC)
* Hotkeys: Brightess (Up/Down), Display Toggle. (We get SCIs from the EC)

Revision as of 02:31, 8 December 2014


Note that this information is for my personal records keeping, and is based on the latest local patches, some of which may not have been published yet.

What works

  • Succesfully booting to OS
  • Keyboard and touchpad. (This touchpad is DIVINE!!!)
  • Built-in Audio
  • USB ports (USB 3.0 works with XHCI blob, the ports work with USB 2.0 devices without blob if XHCI controller is disabled)
  • Wired and wireless networking. (Wired is a little wonky with some cables, works with others)
  • Batterry status and notifications
  • Batterry charging
  • AC status LED next to power jack (white = charged, amber = charging)
  • Power LED on power button (Not sure if it works as expected during suspend)
  • Keyboard backlight and on/off control
  • Hotkeys: Volume (Up/Down/Mute), Media (Prev/Play/Next), Keyboard backlight, WLAN toggle
  • Caps Lock LED
  • WLAN enabled/disabled LED
  • Suspend/resume on lid closed/open

What doesn't work

  • DVD drive. (has anyone tried HP's update for the DVD drive?)
  • Power LED on the side (right above disk activity LED)
  • Hotkeys: Brightess (Up/Down), Display Toggle. (We get SCIs from the EC)
  • Mute LED (Note: doesn't work, even using OEM BIOS)
  • Shutdown on critical battery level (We get a _Q25 SCI at 15% level, but that's also shared with insert/remove events)
  • Setting Fn key mode to default on or default off. Right now it's default on.

Recommended settings

The simplest way to get a working image is to start from the board-status entry, and use the same .config file.

Suspend/resume and display

This one is a doozie. Suspend/resume generally works, if the VGA bios was run at boot, but the display will not come back on after resume. However, if coreboot sets a VESA framebuffer, and keeps the framebuffer, resume with linux produces a working display again.

Devices -> [*] Run VGA Option ROMs
Devices -> [*]   Re-run VGA Option ROMs on S3 resume
Display -> [*] Set framebuffer graphics resolution
Display -> [*] Keep VESA framebuffer

A native VGA initialization option is under investigation.


Flashing works with flashrom, from either coreboot or the vendor BIOS.

$ flashrom -pinternal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brick,amd_imc_force=yes -w coreboot.rom

Expect this to be finicky, and be prepared to do an external flashif something fails.

GPIO layout

This information should not be considered reliable in any way, shape or form

  • GPIO57 - OUT - controls WLAN (rfkill pin on minipcie slot)

General Purpose Events layout

  • GEVENT3 -> GPE3 - EC SCI
  • GEVENT23 -> EC SMI -> Configured as GEVENT23 SMI, not GPE23 SMI/SCI
  • GEVENT22 -> GPE22 - EC LID

EC headaches

The MMIO dilemma

The EC RAM, which contains the batterry/AC etc information is normally accessed by read commands on the EC index I/O ports (0x62 and 0x66). The EC will also respond to LPC memory read/write cycles in the address range 0xff000000 + 0x1000. In order for this to work, the chipset must pass MMIO accesses in this range to the LPC bridge, which in turn, must decode them to the LPC bus.

This can't work if there is something else using that address range, so any system with 16MiB is out of the question. Luckily, the 1035dx uses a 4 MiB chip, so that's a non-issue. As a bonus, the LPC bridge can map a 4 KiB MMIO window on the LPC bus (or two, I can't remember).

The following script enables the needed MMIO window:

# iotools pci_write32 0 0x14 3 0x4c 0xff000000
# iotools pci_write32 0 0x14 3 0x48 0x00b0ff07

The EC RAM is at an offset of 0x800 from the MMIO base address. The current compal/ene932 ACPI implementation does not handle MMIO. This should be easily fixable with some preprocessor love.

Switching between APM/ACPI modes

Coreboot does it in the SMI handler on request form the OS. Doing that can also be accomplished in userspace by uberawesome blackmagic:

# iotools io_write8 0x66 0x59 && iotools io_write8 0x62 0xe9 # Put EC in APM mode
# iotools io_write8 0x66 0x59 && iotools io_write8 0x62 0xe8 # Put EC in ACPI mode


  • Check PCIe lane assignment (although PCIe devices seem to work fine)
  • Check grub2 payload (Run VGA option ROM and Keep VESA framebuffer -- works)
  • Check AHCI port mask
  • Make Suspend/resume (ACPI seems OK. Still hangs often, needs VGA oprom run on resume to get display back)
  • WLAN hotkey does not follow OS security model
    • With vendor firmware, WLAN hotkey only works after logging in -- _Qxx handler uses device notifications rather than controlling the GPIOs directly
    • Figure out how to make coreboot's ACPI behave the same way

Detective work

Undocumented EC bits

Offsets relative to EC RAM.

  • 0xb8.1 : Lid state (1 = closed, 0 = open)

Native graphics init

Judging from schematics of similar hardware, the display output is DisplayPort, which is passed through a DP to LVDS converter. Seems this guy might be responsible for enabling the panel back-light. The VGA ROM knows how to tell the little guy to enable the backlight. linux does not.

Not happening yet. There has been some initial work in this regard: