Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: coreboot on AMD 780G

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    849

    Default coreboot on AMD 780G

    Today a message was posted to the coreboot mailing list about the code and documentation for the 780G chipset.
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-April/047490.html
    The 780 document is not going to open. So I can not release
    the 780 code. I was told opening the sb700 document is going to happen.
    I would like to ask what that specifically means for coreboot on 780G (and derived) chipsets. If I understand correctly, the documentation for 780G will never be released. What about other chipsets (760G, 790GX, upcoming 880G)?

    And does not releasing the docs mean that the code will also never be released, or is a separate legal review for the code planned?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Posts
    36

    Default

    chithanh: Do you know if a coreboot developer with the name, Stephan, said that? He can usually get his hands on any data sheet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    849

    Default

    The original post in the thread came from someone named Stephan. The negative reply apparently came from an AMD employee. See the URL above.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Toronto-ish
    Posts
    7,544

    Default

    I'll try to hook up with Zhang next and see what the situation is. The usual problem is that docs are written to be maximally useful to OEM customers, not for public release or for transcription into publicly visible source code. Normally we need to write completely different docs for public release, unfortunately.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    849

    Smile

    Some new development following the SB700 documentation release:
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2009-July/050641.html
    I was told the RS780 doc will also be released "by the end of next week". I will commit my code when 780 doc is ready.
    So I guess many people will be happy now. I can't wait to buy the first 780G mobo that is supported by coreboot.
    Last edited by chithanh; 07-10-2009 at 03:20 PM. Reason: add link

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    331

    Default

    I was planning on buying a 780G Real Soon Now... and completely forgot about coreboot. This makes it even better!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    195

    Default

    Would love to try give coreboot a try on my Puma laptop...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,646

    Default

    Are you really sure that you want try coreboot on a LAPTOP? It would be really hard to replace the bios chip if something wents wrong.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Connecticut,USA
    Posts
    974

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Are you really sure that you want try coreboot on a LAPTOP? It would be really hard to replace the bios chip if something wents wrong.
    Exactly...unless you are handy with a soldering iron. Best thing is to see if anyone has tried coreboot on the particular laptop

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    195

    Default

    Someone's gotta be first, and laptop BIOSes are uniformly crap to begin with. Laptops need Coreboot the most, IMO...

    I've soldered leads to the debug port on the 68307 in my car's ECU. And I've got a couple EPROM burners lying around. No big deal.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •