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commit 5f975f6e1070408ea9bc1d6bad51c9fa990a0734
parent 22b8fac15e86fee084602bcbb732b043b2f9a416
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Tue, 12 May 2015 00:54:28 +0100

docs/tasks.html: clean up (3)

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diff --git a/docs/tasks.html b/docs/tasks.html @@ -33,70 +33,65 @@ <h1 id="board_ports">Board ports</h1> <ul> <li> - Current candidates (new boards) for libreboot: + Libreboot has so far been biased towards Intel. This needs to end (the sooner, the better). A nice start: <ul> <li> - Libreboot has so far been biased towards Intel. This needs to end (the sooner, the better). A nice start: - <ul> - <li> - Lenovo G505S (works without CPU microcode updates). - Videos BIOS is not yet fully replaced (openatom doesn't have a working framebuffer, yet, but - it can draw a bitmap in user space, using a special utility) - - <a href="https://github.com/alterapraxisptyltd/openatom">openatom in github</a>. - SMU needs replacing (ruik/funfuctor/patrickg/mrnuke might be able to help). - </li> - <li> - ASUS KFSN4-DRE - fam10h, already in coreboot, seems to have native graphics initialization already, - fam10h, already in coreboot. Works without CPU microcode updates, has native graphics initialization - (text-mode and framebuffer mode). PLCC flash chip, but can be read/flashed from factory firmware - so just boot up, dump, hot-swap and flash the dump to make a backup, then check that the system - boots with the backup. Then flash the original chip with libreboot. <b>External PLCC flash programmer - not needed!</b> - </li> - <li> - ASUS KGPE-D16 - code not yet public, - ported by <a href="http://raptorengineeringinc.com/content/base/main.htm">Raptor Engineering Inc.</a> (USA). - They are asking for 50K* USD to pay for the work to upstream the code (do code review, add more patches, - get it merged in coreboot master repository - a lot of work!). Crowd funding will be necessary. - Crowd funding will be necessary. - See <a href="http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2015-April/079773.html">coreboot mailing list</a>. - This board uses DIP-8 (socket) SPI flash, so it's easy to flash (external flashing required for initial install). - * was 35K. The extra 15K is a stretch goal for S3 support and full text-mode graphics initialization (bugs eliminated). - </li> - <li> - F2A85-M and E350M1 (libreboot_*_headless.rom). Test openatom (video BIOS replacement). SMU firmware is a problem. XHCI firmware is a problem. - </li> - <li> - <b>TODO: Add ARM candidates here (the above systems are all AMD).</b> - </li> - <li><b>This list needs to expand!</b></li> - </ul> + Lenovo G505S (works without CPU microcode updates). + Videos BIOS is not yet fully replaced (openatom doesn't have a working framebuffer, yet, but + it can draw a bitmap in user space, using a special utility) - + <a href="https://github.com/alterapraxisptyltd/openatom">openatom in github</a>. + SMU needs replacing (ruik/funfuctor/patrickg/mrnuke might be able to help). + </li> + <li> + ASUS KFSN4-DRE - fam10h, already in coreboot, seems to have native graphics initialization already, + fam10h, already in coreboot. Works without CPU microcode updates, has native graphics initialization + (text-mode and framebuffer mode). PLCC flash chip, but can be read/flashed from factory firmware + so just boot up, dump, hot-swap and flash the dump to make a backup, then check that the system + boots with the backup. Then flash the original chip with libreboot. <b>External PLCC flash programmer + not needed!</b> + </li> + <li> + ASUS KGPE-D16 - code not yet public, + ported by <a href="http://raptorengineeringinc.com/content/base/main.htm">Raptor Engineering Inc.</a> (USA). + They are asking for 50K* USD to pay for the work to upstream the code (do code review, add more patches, + get it merged in coreboot master repository - a lot of work!). Crowd funding will be necessary. + Crowd funding will be necessary. + See <a href="http://www.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2015-April/079773.html">coreboot mailing list</a>. + This board uses DIP-8 (socket) SPI flash, so it's easy to flash (external flashing required for initial install). + * was 35K. The extra 15K is a stretch goal for S3 support and full text-mode graphics initialization (bugs eliminated). + </li> + <li> + F2A85-M and E350M1 (libreboot_*_headless.rom). Test openatom (video BIOS replacement). SMU firmware is a problem. XHCI firmware is a problem. + </li> + <li> + <b>TODO: Add ARM candidates here (the above systems are all AMD).</b> + </li> + <li><b>This list needs to expand!</b></li> + </ul> + </li> + <li> + That doesn't mean Intel is off the table just yet: + <ul> + <li> + ThinkPad R500: <a href="http://projects.mtjm.eu/work_packages/43">http://projects.mtjm.eu/work_packages/43</a> + </li> + <li> + ThinkPad W500: they all use switchable graphics (ATI+Intel). Unknown if PM45 is compatible with GM45. </li> <li> - That doesn't mean Intel is off the table just yet: + Non-lenovo GM45 laptops: <ul> - <li> - ThinkPad R500: <a href="http://projects.mtjm.eu/work_packages/43">http://projects.mtjm.eu/work_packages/43</a> - </li> - <li> - ThinkPad W500: they all use switchable graphics (ATI+Intel). Unknown if PM45 is compatible with GM45. - </li> - <li> - Non-lenovo GM45 laptops: - <ul> - Dell Latitude E6400 - quite a few of these online. This is a good laptop to target in coreboot and libreboot. - NOTE: EC support. ALSO: DDR2 memory (coreboot raminit for GM45 currently only supports DDR3)</li> - </ul> - </li> - <li> - <b>Desktop</b> system: Dell Optiplex 755. There are <b>lots</b> of these available online. - ICH9. DDR2 RAM (needs work in coreboot). No EC (it's a desktop). It will require - quite a bit of work in coreboot, but this is a very good candidate. - The ME can probably be removed and disabled, using ich9gen without any modifications - (or with few modifications). Where are the datasheets? Schematics? - </li> + Dell Latitude E6400 - quite a few of these online. This is a good laptop to target in coreboot and libreboot. + NOTE: EC support. ALSO: DDR2 memory (coreboot raminit for GM45 currently only supports DDR3)</li> </ul> </li> + <li> + <b>Desktop</b> system: Dell Optiplex 755. There are <b>lots</b> of these available online. + ICH9. DDR2 RAM (needs work in coreboot). No EC (it's a desktop). It will require + quite a bit of work in coreboot, but this is a very good candidate. + The ME can probably be removed and disabled, using ich9gen without any modifications + (or with few modifications). Where are the datasheets? Schematics? + </li> </ul> </li> </ul>