[mythtv-users] nvram-wakeup for the A8N-SLI

Frederick Martin fwmartin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 17:25:41 EDT 2005

I didn't have much luck getting this to work on my x86 shuttle box.
There is a script to try to generate a config for unknown motherboards.
It is called guess-helper.  Expect to reboot many times, and make
changes to you bios each time.

Good luck,
Frederick Martin

On 7/27/05, Mercury Morris <mercury.morris at gmail.com> wrote:
> The ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard would hardly seem to be
> a popular choice for building a MythTV system, so you may not
> find the following very useful.
> I chose it, 1) to try the PCI Express features, and 2) because it
> has a lot of SATA connectors.  It's an AMD64 board, and I also
> wanted to build a second MythTV system specifically for x86_64
> architecture.  And, it's all worked out very well.  I compiled mythtv,
> ivtv, and a 2.6.12-rc6 kernel without any serious problems.
> The downsides are: lots of noise from the fans, and lack of support
> for x86_64 architecture (in some packages), which brings me to the
> subject - nvram-wakeup.
> I downloaded the tarball, nvram-wakeup-0.97.tar.bz2.  There's a lot
> of README stuff to go through, almost enough to decide to leave
> the system running 24/7.  But I pressed on and tried to compile it.
> That stops dead with an x86_64 error, so I removed the CCFLAGS
> item, "-mcpu=i686".  Compile succeeds after that change.  Later on,
> I found that the Debian folks had made that same change.
> There doesn't seem to be any "make install" step in any of the README's,
> so I just went ahead and ran it after running "make man".  Everything
> seemed to get to the right place, so I tried the step in the README that
> says to try nvram-wakeup in debug mode.
> Sure enough, the A8N-SLI is not one of the boards that nvram-wakeup
> knows about yet.  So, here's where I stopped and decided to post this
> message to see if anyone else has tried nvram-wakeup on the A8N-SLI.
> If you have, please reply to the mailing list.  Since the chances are small
> that anyone at all is using nvram-wakeup on an A8N-SLI, I'll keep going
> with it, next thing to try is the "guess-helper" script.  I'll post
> whatever I can
> find out about this software-motherboard combination.
> --
> MM
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