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[[Image:Asus a8n e.jpg|right|thumb|ASUS A8N-E, rev. 2.00]]


===Before you begin===
This HOWTO explains how to use coreboot on the '''[http://www.asus.com.tw/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=171&l4=0&model=455&modelmenu=2 ASUS A8N-E]''' board.


The Asus A8N-E is of .
Works fine, only smaller issues remain to be fixed. A list of known issues is available at the end of this page.


The plcc32 BIOS chip is of type  SST 49LF004B  of which you need a spare pre-programmed piece.
== Status ==


[[Image:Chip_lb.png|thumb|flash type 4 Mbit SST 49LF004B]]
{{Status|


A8N-sli deluxe, an "nforce 4 sli" board probably shares the same pcb design with more solder pads populated (pls cnfirm), and is also out of stock mostly.
|CPU_status = OK
Supporting more recent A8N boards is considered, but there is no confirmation about any one already [[Desktops|working]].
|CPU_comments = Tested: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ and 3200+.
|CPU_L1_status = OK
|CPU_L1_comments = CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
|CPU_L2_status = OK
|CPU_L2_comments = CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
|CPU_L3_status = N/A
|CPU_multiple_status = N/A
|CPU_multicore_status = Untested
|CPU_virt_status = N/A


===known issues===
|RAM_EDO_status = N/A
currently PS/2 keyboards do not work, but USB keyboards do.
|RAM_SDRAM_status = N/A
|RAM_SODIMM_status = N/A
|RAM_DDR_status = OK
|RAM_DDR_comments = Tested with one DIMM in slot DIMM_B1 (see manual). Since [http://tracker.coreboot.org/trac/coreboot/changeset/3614 r3614] it's also possible to use a single DIMM in slot DIMM_B2.
|RAM_DDR2_status = N/A
|RAM_DDR3_status = N/A
|RAM_dualchannel_status = OK
|RAM_ecc_status = OK


single DIMM support only
|IDE_status = OK
|IDE_comments = Tested: Primary IDE (master and slave) and secondary IDE (master and slave).
|IDE_25_status = N/A
|IDE_CF_status = OK
|IDE_CF_comments = Tested: Primary IDE (master and slave) and secondary IDE (master and slave).
|CDROM_DVD_status = OK
|CDROM_DVD_comments = Tested: Mounting a CD-ROM from the Linux command line. The '''eject''' command line tool also works fine.
|SATA_status = OK
|Onboard_SCSI_status = N/A
|USB_status = OK
|USB_comments = Tested: USB keyboard (on each of the 10 possible USB ports).
|Onboard_VGA_status = N/A
|Onboard_ethernet_status = OK
|Onboard_audio_status = OK
|Onboard_modem_status = N/A
|Onboard_firewire_status = N/A
|Smartcard_status = N/A
|Onboard_CF_status = N/A
|Onboard_PCMCIA_status = N/A


===Payload===


===Building the payload===
|ISA_cards_status = N/A
|AMR_cards_status = N/A
|PCI_cards_status = OK
|PCI_cards_comments = Tested: PCI VGA card in all three PCI slots.
|Mini_PCI_cards_status = N/A
|PCIX_cards_status = N/A
|AGP_cards_status = N/A
|PCIE_x1_status = Untested
|PCIE_x2_status = N/A
|PCIE_x4_status = Untested
|PCIE_x8_status = N/A
|PCIE_x16_status = Untested
|PCIE_x32_status = N/A
|HTX_status = N/A


|Floppy_status = OK
|COM1_status = OK
|COM2_status = N/A
|PP_status = OK
|PP_comments = Tested with a printer
|PS2_keyboard_status = OK
|PS2_mouse_status = OK
|Game_port_status = N/A
|IR_status = N/A
|Speaker_status = OK
|DiskOnChip_status = N/A


===Your menu.list entry===
|Sensors_status = OK
|Sensors_comments = Tested: '''sensors''' reports K8 core temp. (kernel module '''k8temp''') and various other values from the IT8712F Super I/O (kernel module '''it87''').
|Watchdog_status = N/A
|CAN_bus_status = N/A
|CPUfreq_status = No
|Suspend_status = No
|Powersave_status = N/A
|ACPI_status = OK
|SMBus_status = OK
|Reboot_status = OK
|Poweroff_status = OK
|LEDs_status = OK
|LEDs_comments = There's a green LED on the board which is enabled when the board is powered-on. Works out of the box, no special coreboot support required.
|HPET_status = OK
|RNG_status = N/A
|WakeOnModem_status = Untested
|WakeOnLAN_status = N/A
|WakeOnLAN_comments = The on-board ethernet device doesn't seem to support WOL (also not mentioned in the manual).
|WakeOnKeyboard_status = Untested
|WakeOnMouse_status = Untested
|Flashrom_status = OK
|Flashrom_comments = Works fine when booted with BIOS and also with coreboot.


}}


===Current status of the LBv2 tree===
== Building coreboot ==


See the [[Build HOWTO]] for information on how to build coreboot for this board.


===Building LinuxBIOS===
== Known issues ==


* The MAC address is stored in flash for almost all CK804/MCP55 boards. All of these boards flashed with coreboot probably have the same MAC address. See '''src/southbridge/nvidia/ck804/romstrap.inc''' and '''src/southbridge/nvidia/mcp55/romstrap.inc''' for details. On some of these boards, the MAC address is stored in a separate EEPROM, but you can't count on that.
* No S3 (Suspend-to-RAM)
* No ASPM
* No frequency scaling
* Power button doesn't generate ACPI event


===Burning LinuxBIOS===
If you can help out with this, please join the [[Mailinglist|mailing list]] and let us know!


 
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===Running LinuxBIOS===
 
 
===Help?===
 
 
===TODO===
 
 
If you can help out with this, please join the [[Mailinglist|mailing list]] and let us know!

Latest revision as of 17:28, 4 February 2014

ASUS A8N-E, rev. 2.00

This HOWTO explains how to use coreboot on the ASUS A8N-E board.

Works fine, only smaller issues remain to be fixed. A list of known issues is available at the end of this page.

Status

Device/functionality Status Comments
CPU
CPU works OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ and 3200+.
L1 cache enabled OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
L2 cache enabled OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
L3 cache enabled OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Multiple CPU support OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Multi-core support OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
Hardware virtualization OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
RAM
EDO OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
SDRAM OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
SO-DIMM OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
DDR OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested with one DIMM in slot DIMM_B1 (see manual). Since r3614 it's also possible to use a single DIMM in slot DIMM_B2.
DDR2 OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
DDR3 OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Dual channel support OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
ECC support OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
On-board Hardware
On-board IDE 3.5" OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested: Primary IDE (master and slave) and secondary IDE (master and slave).
On-board IDE 2.5" OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board SATA OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
On-board SCSI OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board USB OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested: USB keyboard (on each of the 10 possible USB ports).
On-board VGA OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board Ethernet OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
On-board Audio OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
On-board Modem OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board FireWire OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board Smartcard reader OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board CompactFlash OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board PCMCIA OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board Wifi OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board Bluetooth OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
On-board SD card reader OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Add-on slots/cards
ISA add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Audio/Modem-Riser (AMR/CNR) cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
PCI add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested: PCI VGA card in all three PCI slots.
Mini-PCI add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Mini-PCI-Express add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Unknown
PCI-X add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
AGP graphics cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
PCI Express x1 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
PCI Express x2 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
PCI Express x4 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
PCI Express x8 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
PCI Express x16 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
PCI Express x32 add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
HTX add-on cards OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Legacy / Super I/O
Floppy OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Serial port 1 (COM1) OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Serial port 2 (COM2) OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Parallel port OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested with a printer
PS/2 keyboard OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
PS/2 mouse OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Game port OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Infrared OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
PC speaker OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
DiskOnChip OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Input
Trackpoint OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Touchpad OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Fn Hotkeys OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Fingerprint Reader OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Laptop
Docking VGA OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Docking LAN OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Docking USB OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Docking Audio OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Docking Displayport OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Thinklight OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Webcam OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Miscellaneous
Sensors / fan control OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Tested: sensors reports K8 core temp. (kernel module k8temp) and various other values from the IT8712F Super I/O (kernel module it87).
Hardware watchdog OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
SMBus OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
CAN bus OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
CPU frequency scaling OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | No
Other powersaving features OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
ACPI OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Reboot OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Poweroff OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Suspend OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | No
Nonstandard LEDs OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK There's a green LED on the board which is enabled when the board is powered-on. Works out of the box, no special coreboot support required.
High precision event timers (HPET) OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK
Random number generator (RNG) OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A
Wake on modem ring OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
Wake on LAN OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | N/A The on-board ethernet device doesn't seem to support WOL (also not mentioned in the manual).
Wake on keyboard OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
Wake on mouse OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Untested
TPM OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | Unknown
Flashrom OK=lime | TODO=red | No=red | WIP=orange | Untested=yellow | N/A=lightgray | yellow }}" | OK Works fine when booted with BIOS and also with coreboot.

Building coreboot

See the Build HOWTO for information on how to build coreboot for this board.

Known issues

  • The MAC address is stored in flash for almost all CK804/MCP55 boards. All of these boards flashed with coreboot probably have the same MAC address. See src/southbridge/nvidia/ck804/romstrap.inc and src/southbridge/nvidia/mcp55/romstrap.inc for details. On some of these boards, the MAC address is stored in a separate EEPROM, but you can't count on that.
  • No S3 (Suspend-to-RAM)
  • No ASPM
  • No frequency scaling
  • Power button doesn't generate ACPI event

If you can help out with this, please join the mailing list and let us know!

GNU head This work is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version. This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.