Andrew Robbins is interested in updating coreboot for all boards in libreboot, having already worked extensively on the build system and implemented several new features to it.
We are close to a release, and we are going to soon need hardware testers.
Here is the list of hardware:
I have the following:
I do NOT have:
Even if a tester exists for a given board, more testers is always desirable.
If you wish to help out, please reply in this thread with a commitment to being a tester for the next release (and leave your contact details).
testers in general are also welcome. e.g. build testing, testing documentation, etc
I have the following hardware currently:
Considering there are differences between the iMac5,2 and the Macbook2,1 I'd prefer we test images specifically built for the iMac5,2 instead of assuming that the Macbook2,1 image will always be equivalent (this is not directed at you specifically, Leah). Since the iMac5,2 is considered its own target by Coreboot all we'll need to do in order to make this happen is add a separate board config to our tree.
I have a X200 Tablet which shows a bug that my other Thinkpads do not have. When I have an Apple Keyboard plugged in Grub will detect some key press and the system does not boot.
Vikings can provide time for testing Libreboot on
commencing mid-January/early February 2018.
Please state the required documentation process, if there is one.
mail at vikings dot net
I have a x200 that I volunteer to test Libreboot on. I can also help for documentation as well.
I can test the new release on:
I additionally have a X200 dock with an optical drive and some PATA drives which the GA-G41M-ES2L mainboard supports, both of which I would like to test on the new release.
Are we going to be expected to build our own images? If so, I will need to ensure that my environment is properly configured to prepare the images. Otherwise, just hook me up with some Libreboot ROMs and I'll get testing.
It's unclear whether we will provide test images pre-built.
The answer is most likely yes.
Great news !
I can test on :
Boards I'm most interested to test are :
GA-G41M-ES2L (To see if the fixes from coreboot are working : raminit fixes, grub fixes, pcie-x16 enable patch, ide enable patch etc..) (Got 1MiB, 16MiB chips)
D510MO (To test the fix to avoid "wobble" on video output, fully working in coreboot) (Using a 16MiB chip on this one)
contact : aether at disroot dot org
I can test on:
contact jsites at openmailbox dot org
I can test on X200 and T500
Awesome! I will gladly test:
I can test on
I have the following units available for testing:
I can test it on:
test -at- mpriv dot org
I can test the following:
I'm available under the same handle on the Freenode IRC!
i can test on
majordomo dot executus at gmail dot com
Excellent! I can offer to test on the following platforms:
I'm based in Japan, would volunteer for any other desired task, too. Feel free to contact me at
ifup at gmx dot net
Will be able to test the following:
Planning on buying more boards in the near future.
arkadiy_deliev at bisb dot sk
I've got a W500 and X200 on the way that I will be able to test.
thegrenadegreg at gmail dot com
and soon I will have a x200 Tablet.
I'm from Brazil and would like to help with whatever is needed with the project.
my contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or quitter.se/wellton
Glad to hear a new release is in the works. I would be happy to help! I have quite a few Libreboot compatible laptops/motherboards I can test with:
X200, T400, T500, R400, KGPE-D16, GA-G41M-ES2L, D510MO, C201
"Jason at Lenzplace dot org"
I can help.
Of the supported boards, I only have Asus C201. Two units, one Libreboot (currently in a stuck state, but that’ll be fixed next week), one stock. I also have a RPI and clip and wires to assemble an external flasher.
In the realm of possible expansion, I have a Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (Daisy/Snow) if support is planned. And a Lenovo X220, although I know that might be a non-starter. Both are sitting on the shelf with vendor ROMs.
ttmooney at ttmooney dot com.
I have an X230 if that can help!
I can test on X200s.
I can test on my X200.
ThinkPad X60 here
Happy to test on T400.
This would be an excellent time for the mailing list to be up and running hint hint @vimuser ;)
I can test on Thinkpad X200.
rsiddharth <s at ricketyspace dot net>
I can test on a T400, a T60 and, if really important, on an X200 as well.
@and_who yes, I agree. it's on my priority list of critical tasks.
I can also test on Macbook2,1
I tried building Libreboot on latest Debian but it failed for several reasons. First it could not find the bucts repository, I had to change this.
Installing the dependencies did not work as documented for Debian systems, I had to use the following command instead:
sudo ./oldbuild dependencies trisquel7
After installing the dependencies the build process aborted with a compiler error while building cbfstool. The GCC version I used is 7.2.0
I have a Asus KFSN4 PCB revision 1.05G with 2 Opteron's 2419 EE inside a Silverstone KL03-B.
I haven't flashed coreboot/libreboot yet, It starts up/green light but didn't get a working screen.
If you someone could help me set this up with, that would be great!
I have 2 X200's to test on, and I would be glad to help!
I can test on
X200 (which seems well-represented)
T500 with quad-core mod
i would be willing to help. i have an x200
I can test on t500.
dlgt at tutamail dot com
I am also willing to test.
Available boards are:
X60 - 32bit
X60 - 64bit
Very interested in assisting with this and should have any hardware needed for flash/etc.
Have both X230 and X230 Tablet; X200 Tablet; T420; Also potentially other machines such as T410, T410s, X61 tablet if I can find them xD
An update for interested individuals on where we are with regards to testing:
Right now the major issue blocking progress is old patches for various projects (e.g., flashrom, vboot, etc.) which need to be updated or removed if obviated by the newer git revision being used. Particularly, all Chromium OS projects are in serious need of attention; complicating matters is the fact that maintenance of the CrOS-related projects is for the sole purpose of (at the moment) supporting a single system—the ASUS C201—which absolutely saps my motivation for maintaining that part of the build system.
Honestly if it weren't for the C201 we'd have a new release out by now. The C201 adds quite a bit of maintenance overhead, if not apparent by now.
I have more free time this week to devote to working on getting things updated so hopefully we'll be in better shape for testing in a week from now.
There really isn't all that much that needs to be done after patches have been updated; the only thing that comes to mind is writing the bit of glue to build projects in an appropriate sequence and add additional payloads/files to the Coreboot ROM.
 New patches need to be pulled from @paulk's repository at https://git.code.paulk.fr/gitweb/?p=libettereboot.git
a bit late to the party, but have a x200 for testing..
hanuman at runbox dot com
I have an ASUS C201 I can test with.
(<username> at riseup.net)
Would like to test SeaBIOS payload and try to get OpenBSD FDE working. May be able to help with documentation.
Has anyone else received an e-mail or anything yet?
We're still working on the release, so no beta is available for testing yet. The purpose of this issue report is to gather contact details in advance, so that we have an abundance of testers when the time does come around.
As soon as I have time, I'll also bring the mailing list back online. For many months now I've been very busy with Minifree workload so I haven't had time for other things; I've started outsourcing parts of my workload, and my backlog is shortening every day.
I aim to get out of this "time debt" so to speak, as soon as possible, so that I can commit myself full-time to the release. Andrew Robbins and Swift Geek are doing a lot of work themselves, towards the release, in my absence.
I recommend that all of you sign up on the mailing list, once it's online. A news post will be available, when that happens, so I invite you to subscribe to the RSS feed in the meantime, so that you are automatically notified:
I can test on these machines
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Thanks for the update, Leah! I don't mean to pry... but how close is the project to cracking Sandy Bridge?
I have a Thinkpad T500 (soon to be flashed) and also a MacPro1,1, which I would test if someone wants to port to it. I currently have the original Nvidia GT7300, a Quadro FX4500 and an ATI Radeon X1900XT for it. It already accepts Debian Stretch i386 in UEFI mode but would still like it to be free from the cruft.
I have added the ASUS KCMA-D8 to my inventory. I can test for this now in addition to the others in my previous posts.
I have an ASUS KGPE-D16 for testing.
@kschreyack i can't PM on notabug so i will write it here - https://mail.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2018-April/086449.html
Please test board with upstream and report, if you have any questions please join #libreboot on freenode and highlight me. Board uses 25xx SPI nor flash in DIP8 socket so ch341a should be enough to prevent any potential issues
EDIT: Updated https://review.coreboot.org/cgit/board-status.git/commit/?id=45b729990619e3d49ddc089887a1fa959be00178
@swiftgeek No problem with noting our conversation here.
I am awaiting two chips to replace a failed one I had on the board last week. They should arrive in the next week or so. As soon as this occurs, I will flash one with upstream and update you here.
Thanks, and I look forward to testing this in support of the effort to update and maintain this code!
Any chance someone could publish some alpha releases?
@swiftgeek I'm now ready to proceed with testing. I cannot seem to find the testing rom for this board, or any for that matter, in the mirrors. Could you kindly point me at the download? Thanks, and have a great day!
We can be beta testers as all members of Hackerspace Istanbul (https://hackerspace.ist). We have following hardware:
I'm thinking about testing the veyron-speedy
(a.k.a. Asus C201).
It's been months now.. Will Libreboot get a new release ?
I understand the "when it's ready" menality but, just to clarify, is there literally nothing that any of us could be testing right now?
@CoreShoe, we could use testing of SeaGRUB (Seabios Payload which loads a floppy GRUB image from CBFS). I've been tinkering with it on my X200 but it's been giving me a lot of trouble--i.e., not working at all; it just freezes when the GRUB menu loads. I'm waiting on a second X200 to arrive before going back at it since I really need a machine dedicated to development.
Also, a GRUB payload needs to be tested but I haven't modified the build scripts to do it yet.
@systema, yes, Libreboot will get a new release but it requires contributions from others in order to get there. We've done much over the past year to approach a new release but we're still not quite there yet. Life finds a way to quell expectations, unfortunately.
Happy to test x200 build.
Also have a GA-G41M-ES2L, but still boxed xD
Reporting availability to test on X200
I can test full disk encryption and GPG signing features as well because I can't live without them.
I'm available to flash/test new release on :
I would like to test on X200, both P8400 and P8600 CPUs.
I run full disk encryption where grub loads grub.cfg from the encrypted disk itself.
I can test on a T500 with a WUXGA display.
How is everyone going to celebrate Libreboot stable turning 2 years old 4 days from now? w00t!
If you have KGPE-D16 or KCMA-D8 please test:
And report results on gerrit / avph on #coreboot
I am available to test:
I can test on T500 (2x4Gb RAM, 1680x1050 display, 8mb chip - Winbond W25X64-VFIG).
I can test on the following machines:
T60, X60, T500, T400s
Contact: seriavo at pm dot me
I'm available to test:
banshi on #libreboot or sordak аt yаndex dоt ru
I have x60T with HT12x21-351 panel which does not come with EDID chip from factory. I actually have 2 if that matters.
Edit: oh yeah, email is email@example.com
Hi, I'd be glad to help with the Thinkpad X200. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seems people are asleep at the wheel lately... I wonder what the difference between blob-free coreboot and libreboot.