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The '''[http://www.smittys.pointclark.net/rm4100/index.php RCA RM4100]''' was originally designed by Thomson Electronics and was called the '''IP1000'''. I was then manufactured by RCA and named the '''RM4100'''. It is a great little set-top-box for coreboot. Maintained by [[User:linux_junkie|Joseph Smith]].
The '''[http://www.settoplinux.org RCA RM4100]''' was originally designed by Thomson Electronics and was called the '''IP1000'''. I was then manufactured by RCA and named the '''RM4100'''. It is the '''Thomson IP1000's''' little brother. It is a great little set-top-box for coreboot. Maintained by [[User:linux_junkie|Joseph Smith]].
 
A [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-March/032221.html full boot log] of this board running coreboot is available for reference.


== Status ==
== Status ==
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|CPU_status = OK
|CPU_status = OK
|CPU_comments = Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 733MHz
|CPU_comments = Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(TM) CPU 733MHz.
|CPU_L1_status = OK
|CPU_L1_status = OK
|CPU_L2_status = OK
|CPU_L2_status = OK
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|RAM_SDRAM_status = N/A
|RAM_SDRAM_status = N/A
|RAM_SODIMM_status = OK
|RAM_SODIMM_status = OK
|RAM_SODIMM_comments = Onboard 128MB PC133
|RAM_SODIMM_comments = Onboard 128MB PC133.
|RAM_DDR_status = N/A
|RAM_DDR_status = N/A
|RAM_DDR2_status = N/A
|RAM_DDR2_status = N/A
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|IDE_CF_comments = Works both with vendor BIOS and coreboot.
|IDE_CF_comments = Works both with vendor BIOS and coreboot.
|CDROM_DVD_status = OK
|CDROM_DVD_status = OK
|CDROM_DVD_comments = Tested by mounting a CD-ROM in Linux.


|SATA_status = N/A
|SATA_status = N/A
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|USB_comments = Tested with USB keyboard.
|USB_comments = Tested with USB keyboard.
|Onboard_VGA_status = OK
|Onboard_VGA_status = OK
|Onboard_VGA_comments = VGA support in coreboot works fine.
|Onboard_VGA_comments = VGA support in coreboot works fine. TV-Out is still a WIP.
|Onboard_ethernet_status = OK
|Onboard_ethernet_status = OK
|Onboard_ethernet_comments = Onboard Intel 82562ET LAN On Motherboard (LOM) Design.
|Onboard_ethernet_comments = Onboard Intel 82562ET LAN On Motherboard (LOM) Design.
|Onboard_audio_status = OK
|Onboard_audio_status = OK
|Onboard_modem_status = OK
|Onboard_modem_status = Untested
|Onboard_modem_comments = Detected by the kernel ok, but has not been tested.
|Onboard_firewire_status = N/A
|Onboard_firewire_status = N/A
|Smartcard_status = N/A
|Smartcard_status = N/A
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|COM1_status = OK
|COM1_status = OK
|COM2_status = OK
|COM2_status = OK
|COM2_comments = IR is connected to COM2.
|COM2_comments = IR is connected to COM2. Tested: Wireless (IR) keyboard on COM2.
|PP_status = OK
|PP_status = OK
|PP_comments = There is no actual Parallel connector, the Parallel is used to enable IR and control 3 LEDs.
|PP_comments = There is no actual Parallel connector, the Parallel is used to enable IR and control 3 LEDs.
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|Game_port_status = N/A
|Game_port_status = N/A
|IR_status = OK
|IR_status = OK
|IR_comments = Should work fine but has not been tested with lirc and a remote yet.
|Speaker_status = N/A
|Speaker_status = N/A
|DiskOnChip_status = N/A
|DiskOnChip_status = N/A
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|Powersave_status = WIP
|Powersave_status = WIP
|ACPI_status = N/A
|ACPI_status = N/A
|Reboot_status = WIP
|Reboot_status = OK
|Poweroff_status = WIP  
|Poweroff_status = WIP  
|LEDs_status = OK
|LEDs_status = OK
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|WakeOnKeyboard_comments = Supported by the Super I/O but not implemented.
|WakeOnKeyboard_comments = Supported by the Super I/O but not implemented.
|WakeOnMouse_status = N/A
|WakeOnMouse_status = N/A
|Flashrom_status = WIP
|Flashrom_status = OK
|Flashrom_comments = Should work since flashrom version [http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2008-March/032246.html r3145].


}}
}}
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== Hardware ==
== Hardware ==


{| style="float: center; background: transparent; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"
{| style="float: right; background: transparent; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"
|- valign="top"
| [[Image:rm4100_front.jpg|thumb|Front of the RCA RM4100.]]
| [[Image:rm4100_rear.jpg|thumb|Back of the RCA RM4100.]]
|- valign="top"
|- valign="top"
| [[Image:rca_rm4100_modded.jpg|thumb|RM4100 with PLCC Socket, IDE, & VGA Mods]]
| [[Image:rca_rm4100.jpg|thumb|Stock RM4100, still in the case.]]
| [[Image:rca_rm4100_mods.jpg|thumb|RM4100 with PLCC socket, IDE, and VGA modifications.]]
|}
|}


* Low Voltage processor (Micro-FC-BGA) 733MHz  
* Low Voltage Intel® Celeron® processor (Micro-FC-BGA) 733MHz
* Intel i830M4 Northbridge
* Intel 830M northbridge
* Intel i82801DB ICH4 Southbridge
* Intel 82801DB (ICH4) southbridge
* SMSC LPC47M192 SuperIO
* SMSC LPC47M192 Super I/O
* ST M50FW080 8-Mbit ()FWH Firmware Hub Flash memory
* ST M50FW080 8-Mbit (1Mbx8) Firmware Hub (FWH) flash memory
* 128MB PC133 SDRAM on board  
* 128MB PC133 SDRAM on board
* Two USB 2.0 ports  
* Two USB 2.0 ports  
* 2 Ultra ATA/100/66/33 IDE channels (no connectors)  
* 2 Ultra-ATA/100/66/33 IDE channels (no connectors)
* 64MB Compact Flash via IDE controller (upgradeable)  
* 64MB Compact Flash via IDE controller (upgradeable)
* Integrated 10/100 Intel 82562ET LAN On Motherboard (LOM)
* Integrated 10/100 Intel 82562ET LAN On Motherboard (LOM)
* Integrated 2D and 3D graphics with AGP 4X interface  
* Integrated 2D and 3D graphics with AGP 4X interface
* Conexant CX25873-13 High Performance Video Encoder  
* Conexant CX25873-13 High Performance Video Encoder
* Optical SPDIF output (Dolby Digital)  
* Optical SPDIF output (Dolby Digital)
* Composite and S-Video outputs (Can deliver either NTSC or PAL video)  
* Composite and S-Video outputs (can deliver either NTSC or PAL video)
Audio Controller
audio controller
* Integrated Conexant CX81801-94 SmartV.XX V.92, V.34, V.32 Data Modem
* Integrated Conexant CX81801-94 SmartV.XX V.92, V.34, V.32 data modem
* IR receiver for remote / keyboard  
* IR receiver for remote / keyboard
* 3 GPIO control
* 3 LEDs with GPIO control


== VGA vs. headless ==
== VGA vs. Headless ==


Before building coreboot for the RCA RM4100 there are a few settings to consider. Depending on whether you want VGA support or not, you might have to modify some files.
Before building coreboot for the RCA RM4100 there are a few settings to consider. Depending on whether you want VGA support or not, you might have to modify some files.


=== Headless (no VGA) ===
See [[VGA support]] for information on how to add support for the onboard VGA controller.
 
You have the ability to build a "headless" version of coreboot that will only output to the serial console:
 
Edit '''targets/rca/rm4100/Config.lb''' and change:
 
# option ROM_SIZE = 1024 * 1024
option ROM_SIZE = (1024 * 1024) - (64 * 1024)
to
option ROM_SIZE = 1024 * 1024
# option ROM_SIZE = (1024 * 1024) - (64 * 1024)
 
Also, change:
option CONFIG_CONSOLE_VGA = 1
option CONFIG_PCI_ROM_RUN = 1
to
option CONFIG_CONSOLE_VGA = 0
option CONFIG_PCI_ROM_RUN = 0
 
Change
option CONFIG_VIDEO_MB = 8
to
option CONFIG_VIDEO_MB = 0
 
Edit '''src/mainboard/rca/rm4100/Config.lb''' and comment out these lines so it looks like this:
#    chip drivers/pci/onboard # Onboard VGA
      device pci 2.0 on end # VGA (Intel 82830 CGC)
#      register "rom_address" = "0xfff00000"
#    end
 
=== VGA ===
 
If you do want VGA you can choose how much memory is pre-allocated for VGA. Possible options are:
 
## 0 for No memory pre-allocated (Graphics memory Disabled)
## 512 for DVMT (UMA) mode, 512K of memory pre-allocated for frame buffer
## 1 for DVMT (UMA) mode, 1M of memory pre-allocated for frame buffer
## 8 for DVMT (UMA) mode, 8M of memory pre-allocated for frame buffer
 
To adjust this edit '''targets/rca/rm4100/Config.lb''', edit the line
CONFIG_VIDEO_MB =
and change it to any of the options above. Note: Remember that if you do want VGA you will need the VGA BIOS file ('''vga.rom''').


== Payload ==
== Payload ==
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Now we are ready to build coreboot.
Now we are ready to build coreboot.


$ cd ~/coreboot-v2/targets
See the [[Build HOWTO]] for information on how to build coreboot for this board.
$ ./buildtarget rca/rm4100
$ cd rca/rm4100/rm4100
$ make
 
If you're using VGA you need to prepend your video BIOS to the '''coreboot.rom''' file. Copy your VGA BIOS file ('''vga.rom''') to the '''~/coreboot-v2/targets/rca/rm4100/rm4100''' directory and then:


cat vga.rom coreboot.rom > bios.bin
See [[VGA support]] for information on how to add support for the onboard VGA controller.


== Flashing coreboot ==
== Flashing coreboot ==


At last you're ready to flash '''bios.bin''' to your RM4100. If this is the first time, meaning your RM4100 still has the original BIOS, you need to use the method on the RM4100 Customizing website to flash, otherwise you can just use [[flashrom]].
At last you're ready to flash '''bios.bin''' to your RM4100. If this is the first time, meaning your RM4100 still has the original BIOS, you need to use the method described on the [http://www.settoplinux.org/index.php?title=RCA_RM4100:Howto_coreboot_and_Linux Howto install coreboot & Linux on the RM4100] article to flash, otherwise you can just use [[flashrom]].


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Latest revision as of 23:22, 18 January 2014