A Call To Arms

Right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to give a little something back to the coreboot community who’ve made all this possible. I’ve created a self-extracting binary which will upload some information about the ROM you’re currently using (along with your dmesg output from boot) to the coreboot board-status repository. This repository is hopefully to be used to ascertain which boards a) currently work with coreboot and b) should remain “live” within the coreboot codebase. You will need an account at review.coreboot.org to post this output. Logging in with your Google account is fine, but you will then need to go to http://review.coreboot.org/#/settings/http-password to find out what your username and password is to actually post the output (once the script tries to upload it using git).

What we would really like to see is hundreds of commits, as the repository has so far not been used very much. By putting everything into this self-contained, self-extracting script, the idea is to reduce the amount of dependencies and get a lot more people uploading information. I’d appreciate it if anyone reading this and using one of my ROM’s would download and run https://johnlewis.ie/board-status.run forthwith. Thanks.

11 thoughts on “A Call To Arms”

  1. just did my part John.. as a thank you, hope it arrived..
    i got a error because my root email did not match..

    remote: ERROR: committer email address root@localhost.localdomain
    remote: ERROR: does not match your user account.

  2. Hello john,
    I tried the .run file but always have the same problem. Any idea ?

    [QUOTE]
    Writing objects: 100% (6/6), 31.76 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
    Total 6 (delta 3), reused 0 (delta 0)
    remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (3/3)
    remote: Processing changes: refs: 1, done
    remote:
    remote: ERROR: In commit 584489cad962b68d27ff837b0a0e1974a5956631
    remote: ERROR: committer email address root@localhost.localdomain
    remote: ERROR: does not match your user account.
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: The following addresses are currently registered:
    remote: ERROR: testeur70(at)gmail.com
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: To register an email address, please visit:
    remote: ERROR: http://review.coreboot.org/#/settings/contact
    remote:
    remote:
    To http://review.coreboot.org/p/board-status
    ! [remote rejected] master -> master (invalid committer)
    error: impossible de pousser des références vers ‘http://review.coreboot.org/p/board-status’
    [/QUOTE]

  3. I tried several time to launch the . run file and each time I fail connecting to review.coreboot. Any idea ?

    Compressing objects: 100% (6/6), done.
    Writing objects: 100% (6/6), 31.76 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
    Total 6 (delta 3), reused 0 (delta 0)
    remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (3/3)
    remote: Processing changes: refs: 1, done
    remote:
    remote: ERROR: In commit e7016e715500bd413638208ccda4702318213df6
    remote: ERROR: committer email address root@localhost.localdomain
    remote: ERROR: does not match your user account.
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: The following addresses are currently registered:
    remote: ERROR: testeur70 at gmail.com
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: To register an email address, please visit:
    remote: ERROR: http://review.coreboot.org/#/settings/contact
    remote:
    remote:
    To http://review.coreboot.org/p/board-status
    ! [remote rejected] master -> master (invalid committer)
    error: impossible de pousser des références vers 'http://review.coreboot.org/p/board-status'

  4. I tried several time to launch the . run file and each time I failed connecting to review.coreboot.
    Any idea ?

    remote: ERROR: committer email address root@localhost.localdomain
    remote: ERROR: does not match your user account.
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: The following addresses are currently registered:
    remote: ERROR: testeur70 at gmail.com
    remote: ERROR:
    remote: ERROR: To register an email address, please visit:
    remote: ERROR: http://review.coreboot.org/#/settings/contact

    1. Further up the output, you’ll also see a message about running “git –config” to set your email address. Because you haven’t set one, it just uses the username you’re running as, plus the system’s domain name.

  5. Thank you for your help! You’re right, I havn’t configured git with my usrname and my mail adress.

    After a git -config all worked great ! Happy that I could help you! Thanks again for your great job !

  6. I’m having an issue charging my acer C710-2847 ever since flashing my bios. I plug in my charger and the light on the front comes on, in fedora and kali the battery icon shows that it is charging, but never gains a charge. If plugged in it will run off the power adapter and not lose charge but never gains any.

    Recently I decided to try a bios that will allow me to install windows 8(I hadn’t gotten to use windows 8 much and decided it was time to learn the OS) and was hoping that the flash would allow me to charge also, but it didn’t help, if anything it’s caused problems. Now I can’t close my screen while powered on, if I do my laptop just shuts off, doesn’t matter what I change in the settings.

    I’ve played around with windows 8 enough and hate it more now than ever and will be flashing back to a bios that will allow me to close my screen without shutting down the computer. I was wondering which version will be the best to use, newer isn’t always better…

    The most recent bios seemed to work well, I mistakenly thought I could install windows though and didn’t use it for long, but atm thats what I plan on flashing to. I’m totally grateful for all the work you’ve done on this project, it’s given me many hours of enjoyment tinkering around with my chromebook, it’s also allowed me a separate laptop for running linux which is something I’ve wanted a long time but haven’t had the money for.

    Speaking of money, I don’t have much but I will most certainly be making a donation, I only have a few $$$ in my paypal atm which is going to you, once I sell a few more items on ebay I’ll make a more substantial donation, it’s the least I can do for you allowing me to make use of my trash picked chromebook., I’d flash both of the c710’s I have but if I did I wouldn’t be able to charge them, so for now one will stay stock and be nothing more than a battery charger that occasionally plays a movie or two… :-)

    1. I think the charging problem is coincidental. You can confirm that by extracting a shellball ROM and flashing that (use the search-bar above). If it still has a problem charging it’s definitely the hardware and not the ROM causing the issue. Many thanks for that. :)

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