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  • AMD Kabini APU Support Comes To Coreboot

    Phoronix: AMD Kabini APU Support Comes To Coreboot

    As of today there's initial support in Coreboot for handling AMD Kabini APUs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyODc

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    Is there any modern, usable mobo that supports coreboot that a consumer can actually buy and use with all latest processors. If not those stuff only matter to OEMs.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
      Is there any modern, usable mobo that supports coreboot that a consumer can actually buy and use with all latest processors. If not those stuff only matter to OEMs.
      Agreed. Coreboot would be especially useful for things like laptops. I would love to be able to use coreboot on my laptop if I knew how to set it up and not risk bricking it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        Agreed. Coreboot would be especially useful for things like laptops. I would love to be able to use coreboot on my laptop if I knew how to set it up and not risk bricking it.
        Laptops have a chip for handling flashing, battery charging, keyboard, trackpad and other related features. This chip is often undocumented witch makes it difficult if not impossible to get CoreBoot working on a Laptop. That being said ChromeBooks are using CoreBoot afaik.

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        • #5
          Chromebook Pixel has coreboot for sure.

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          • #6
            That is very cool, and as AMD appears to be working on Chromebooks, we may see Coreboot running on AMD notebooks soon.

            Personally I think the Acer V5-122P would make a great Chromebook, or at least a notebook worth running Coreboot on.

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            • #7
              Single-board computer

              I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
              Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
                Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.
                What do you mean by "single board". There are numbers of mini-itx boards with Bobcats soldered in, and it is just matter of time to be replaced with Kabinis.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drago View Post
                  What do you mean by "single board". There are numbers of mini-itx boards with Bobcats soldered in, and it is just matter of time to be replaced with Kabinis.
                  But these you need a case, power supply, RAM, storage, and then it gets all very expensive.

                  I want something in the Raspberry Pi size and price range.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    I wish there were a AMD Kabini-based single-board computer.
                    Something to compete with Raspberry Pi.
                    Thows are in completely different market segments. It's like saying Hummers should start comparing with segways.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Drago View Post
                      Chromebook Pixel has coreboot for sure.
                      And AFAIK you cannot do anything with it.


                      In an ideal situation (and if i understand coreboot correctly) you would be able to flash your kernel of choice (and update it automatically) and have it boot directly or give you the option of a tianocore EFI or bootloader if you want fancier stuff.

                      The pixel could have been the "perfect" linux laptop. But no. Noone cares about desktop linux.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                        Thows are in completely different market segments. It's like saying Hummers should start comparing with segways.
                        It would be really sweet with a dead cheap 5 volt single-board computer to use as a server.
                        But not one based on the legacy ARMv6 architecture.

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                        • #13
                          The Chromebook Pixel can run any standard Linux distro, since the needed kernel patches have all been merged now.

                          My biggest gripe with it is the hardware:
                          Only 4 GB RAM (non-upgradeable)
                          Only 32 GB internal storage
                          Lacks USB 3.0, so no possibility to connect fast external storage either.

                          Considering that the Pixel costs $1300 and up, this is simply not par for the course.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            And AFAIK you cannot do anything with it.


                            In an ideal situation (and if i understand coreboot correctly) you would be able to flash your kernel of choice (and update it automatically) and have it boot directly or give you the option of a tianocore EFI or bootloader if you want fancier stuff.

                            The pixel could have been the "perfect" linux laptop. But no. Noone cares about desktop linux.
                            It is posible to compile the linux core as a coreboot payload, but you need a bios large enough to contain the kernel, and updating is anything but automatic. A better option is having coreboot jump directly to the on disk kernel, a bios without cruft if you like.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                              It is posible to compile the linux core as a coreboot payload, but you need a bios large enough to contain the kernel, and updating is anything but automatic. A better option is having coreboot jump directly to the on disk kernel, a bios without cruft if you like.
                              FILO then is the payload you are looking for. It has file-system support, suports the multiboot (ELF boot) standard, but doesn't provide any BIOS interfaces. Configuration is a matter of setting nvram variables.

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