Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-07-05
tritium: Hello. I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-ED3P rev 1.1, updated to latest BIOS (F9), and I cannot get my machine to wake from USB.
tritium: I've gone into the BIOS settings, hit Ctrl-F1 for advanced options, made sure to enable USB Wake from S3, as well as enabled legacy USB support for mice and keyboards. All to no avail.
tritium: Anybody else have this motherboard, with a tip on how to enable wake on USB?
evocallaghan: tritium: You should maybe complain to them.
tritium: evocallaghan: yes, probably so.
evocallaghan: tritium: I know this is a silly thing to say but GB have crap BIOS's. I had a board from them last year for some stupid reason I deiced to buy it as it was cheapish, any way. The SATA controller was not really a real full SATA controller acording to Intel's docs. turns out there is three types of the chip (SATA compat hw, .., RAID)
evocallaghan: Any way, lots of problems, really slow IO. It sucked so I put it in the bin and went and bought a Tyan like I normally do.
tritium: evocallaghan: yes, I'm a bit disappointed. This board won the Anandtech Editor's Choice Award, and is a 4X winner of the Newegg customer choice award. I'm surprised to be having this problem.
evocallaghan: Although I have been impressed by Asus lately. Had not had any drama's at all with there AMD board for any of my clients.
tritium: I like Asus boards too.
evocallaghan: tritium: That means jack all. Always look at the specs ;)
tritium: evocallaghan: indeed
evocallaghan: As in, chipset datasheets.
evocallaghan: or such.
evocallaghan: If you have a little bit of cash its far better to get a Tyan and not wast your time (part of your life) on these things. I value my life !!!
tritium: P45 is supposed to be rather good.
evocallaghan: $ uptime
evocallaghan: 10:53am up 125 day(s), 5 hr(s), 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
evocallaghan: that's a Asus board.
tritium: Good deal.
evocallaghan: $ pfexec /usr/sbin/prtdiag | grep AMD
evocallaghan: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 810 Processor AM3
evocallaghan: $ pfexec /usr/sbin/prtconf | grep Mem
evocallaghan: Memory size: 4096 Megabytes
evocallaghan: That cost me 400£ for everything inc. case.
evocallaghan: Its been very fast. Builds all of Xorg in about 11min.
evocallaghan: Any way, my two penny's
tritium: Thanks. :)
evocallaghan: btw, `sometimes` when you do a major BIOS upgrade you need to completely reset. try taking out the battery and leaving it for 2min
evocallaghan: not plugged in
evocallaghan: So all hardware states are dropped
evocallaghan: Then it will load up the defaults and see if that works?
evocallaghan: I can't think of anything else.
tritium: OK, thanks, evocallaghan.
evocallaghan: Your welcome :)
tritium: Good night!
DMJC: (recently I guess)