linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
chzigotzky at xenosoft.de
Sat Jan 18 05:04:48 EST 2014
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Christian Zigotzky. I'm 39
years old and I live in Germany. My hobbies are traveling and computing.
I'm a member of the A-EON Core Linux Support Team.
A-EON Technology, in co-operation with Varisys, Hyperion Entertainment
and AmigaKit created the AmigaONE X1000, a new high-end, prestige
platform that will once more allow the Amiga Operating System to shine.
The Nemo motherboard is at the heart of A-EON Technology’s AmigaONE
X1000 system, the most powerful Next-Generation computer, custom
designed to specifically run the latest version of the Amiga Operating
system (AmigaOS 4.1). Built around the unique PA Semi PA6T 1682M, a
64-bit dual core PowerPC CPU, the Nemo motherboard also supports a lot
of Linux PowerPC distributions including the a specially configured Live
Ubuntu Remix 12.04 LTS DVD.
Information about the Nemo board:
CPU: PA Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M, nominal 2.0GHz (1.8GHz standard)
4x DDR2 RAM slots
10x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit Ethernet
2x PCIe x16 slots (1x16 or 2x8)
2x PCIe x1 slots
1x Xorro slot
2x PCI legacy slots
4x SATA 2 connectors
1x IDE connector
1x Compact Flash
1x "Xena" 500MHz XMOS XS1-L2 124
The Nemo motherboard is currently available. You can buy it from a lot
of Amiga dealers. It is also possible to get a developer board for free
Current state of the Linux support:
RadeonHD 4000, 5000, 6000 series support: WORKS
HDAudio 7.1 Driver: WORKS
PA Semi Network Driver: WORKS
3D acceleration: WORKS (Mesa 8.0.X - 9.1.X)
Linux distributions: Debian 6 and 7, Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and 12.04.3 LTS,
openSUSE 11.1 and 12.3, Fedora 17, Gentoo, CRUX PPC, Red Ribbon RC6,
Live Debian USB image, Live MintPPC USB image, and MintPPC 11. Released
soon: Live Ubuntu Remix DVD. In development: Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04,
Debian Sid, and SliTaz.
Linux kernel: 2.6.38, 2.6.39, 3.5.7, 3.8.7, 3.9.0, 188.8.131.52 (openSUSE
kernel), 3.10.0, 3.10.3 (Ubuntu kernel), 3.10.13, 3.10.15 (Live Ubuntu
Remix DVD kernel), 3.11.0, 3.12.0, and 3.12.5. In development: 3.13.0.
Mesa 9.2.X and higher: DOESN'T WORK
RadeonHD 7000 series support: WORKS WITHOUT 3D ACCELERATION
We have created a patch to support the A-EON Nemo board. It based on the
great work of Olof Johansson. Nemo uses the AMD/ATI SB600 South Bridge
to provide various integrated I/O functions including
SATA/PATA ports, USB and audio. The SB600’s HD Audio controller is
connected to an IDT 92HD700 codec. This patch makes the kernel
compatible with the SB600 chipset and the HD Audio chip on the Nemo
board. It also solved any problems with Radeon HD graphics cards. I'd
like to integrate this patch to the kernel sources. Olof and Alan told
me that I have to split up the big patch into separate patches.
OK, here is the first part. :-)
diff -rupN linux-3.13/arch/powerpc/platforms/pasemi/Kconfig
--- linux-3.13/arch/powerpc/platforms/pasemi/Kconfig 2013-12-06
+++ linux-3.13-nemo/arch/powerpc/platforms/pasemi/Kconfig 2013-12-14
@@ -14,6 +14,13 @@ config PPC_PASEMI
menu "PA Semi PWRficient options"
depends on PPC_PASEMI
+ bool "Nemo SB600 South Bridge Support"
+ depends on PPC_PASEMI
+ select PPC_I8259
+ Workarounds for the SB600 South Bridge.
bool "PA Semi IOMMU support"
depends on PPC_PASEMI
Is it possible to integrate the support of the Nemo board to the
official kernel sources? Thanks a lot to this list for the help to solve
the boot problems with the kernel 3.13. Sorry, my English isn't very
well. I hope you understand my email. But I'll learn more English. I
promise it gets better.
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